Terrain, maps, and more

This site started out as a resource for cartographers creating shaded relief, panoramas, land cover, and related raster art on maps. It has since grown to include my other cartographic interests and has become a repository for my maps, all of which are in the public domain.

I hope that you enjoy the site.

New stuff

Last update: April 10, 2024

Exploring Greenland's Southern Tip

A reference map of southern Greenland showing mountains, islands, fjords, vegetation, glaciers, tourist sites, and medieval Norse ruins. Place names are in Greenlandic, Danish, and English.

South Shetland Islands and the Northern Antarctic Peninsula

A reference map of the frequently visited part of the Antarctic Peninsula north of the Antarctic Circle. It is available for free. You may use it for online viewing, as wall art, or to track your location on a mobile device while on board a ship.

Creating Color Coordinated Shaded Relief

This tutorial introduces a Photoshop procedure for applying grayscale shaded relief to map colors without a muddying effect. Relief detail is maintained. The procedure works well with most types of maps, including land cover and hypsometric tints.


"Right now is the golden age of cartography." Me chatting with Evan Applegate about mapmaking then and now. August 21, 2023. Run time: 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Malaspina Glacier Panorama

A 3D view North America's icy heartland, the Saint Elias Mountains. It focuses on the Alaskan coast and the largest piedmont glacier on Earth. The panorama is available with and without labels.

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I am now retired and no longer take on freelance work.