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In ArcMap 10.6.1, it is possible to add a multi-directional hillshade as an overlay to a digital elevation model. This can be done by going to the Layer properties and selecting the Symbology tab, then choosing Hillshade as the renderer. Underneath the Hillshade renderer, there is a checkbox for Multi-directional hillshade, which allows for the adjustment of the azimuth and altitude to create different lighting effects.

Conclusion:
Adding a multi-directional hillshade as an overlay to a digital elevation model can provide more realistic shading and enhance the visualization of terrain features in ArcMap 10.6.1.

FAQs:
Q: Can I adjust the lighting effects of the multi-directional hillshade?
A: Yes, by adjusting the azimuth and altitude settings, you can create different lighting effects for the multi-directional hillshade.

Q: Can I add multiple hillshades to the same digital elevation model?
A: Yes, you can add and adjust multiple hillshades to the same digital elevation model in ArcMap 10.6.1.
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2 Comments
  1. @shaner6088 4 months ago

    How can you export the temp MD hillshade layer to disk? Whenever I do so the image becomes extremely grainy.

  2. @steyr6531 4 months ago

    Thank you it was very useful

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