Weak hill shading contrast in Northern Germany and Artefacts
I don't find the hill-shade with the cards offered for the LoMap cards particularly helpful:
- It's much too weak for my taste. If you don't look closely, you don't really see any hill shadin. Even if it is not a low mountain range, there are some gradients in the depicted areas that the hill shade ignores.
- In some cases, however, artifacts occur in which hill shading is completely exaggerated.
In the forum I discovered that you can also use SQL files for rendering. In my opinion, these deliver much better results. However, the price is a slower display.
Here are some example. Left rendering with HGT files, right rendering with osmand SQL files:
Even if gradients here in Brandenburg are not as steep as in the Alps, they are especially relevant for racing biking. If you plan your routes with Locus-Map, however, you will not see them at all, although there are sections with a gradient of >10 percent in the areas shown.
The artifacts are simply annoying.
To use the osmand sql files is for me a bad work-a-round. Is there a way how to iomprove the rendering with HGT files?
Regards, Benjamin B.