A little while ago I described the benefit of keeping icy mountain-top or glacial area hillshades pristine and unsullied by regular hillshade. It involved masking a hillshade layer with a vector ice layer, and masking an iceshade layer with reverse of that vector ice layer.
You can read all about that partitioned-hillshade technique here showing how to enhance terrain atop imagery in a blog post called “No Dirty Ice & No Icy Dirt.”
But I negligently never provided a helpful easy reusable ArcGIS Pro style so you could just get rocking and rolling straight away. I have since bridged that embarrassing gap and made a style for you called “Ice Mountain.”
It includes a color scheme for hillshade appropriate for non-ice:
And a color scheme for hillshade appropriate for ice:
- Download the Ice Mountain style for Pro and add it to your project
- Check out how to set up the hillshade and masking layers (here’s how to reverse-out a shape, fyi)
- Crank out cool terrain-enhanced imagery maps!
Bonus points if you recognize any of these areas…
Happy ice-shading! John