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3-D lighted shaded relief of geolocated data grid on axesm-based map


surflsrm(lat,long,Z,[azim elev])
surflsrm(lat,long,Z,[azim elev],cmap)
surflsrm(lat,long,Z,[azim elev],cmap,clim)
h = surflsrm(...)


surflsrm(lat,long,Z) displays the geolocated data grid, colored according to elevation and surface slopes. The current axes must have a valid map projection definition.

surflsrm(lat,long,Z,[azim elev]) displays the geolocated data grid with the light coming from the specified azimuth and elevation. Lighting is applied before the data is projected. Angles are in degrees, with the azimuth measured clockwise from North, and elevation up from the zero plane of the surface. By default, the direction of the light source is east (90º azimuth) at an elevation of 45º.

surflsrm(lat,long,Z,[azim elev],cmap) displays the geolocated data grid using the provided colormap. The number of grayscales is chosen to keep the size of the shaded colormap below 256. By default, the colormap is constructed from 16 colors and 16 grays. If the vector of azimuth and elevation is empty, the default locations are used.

surflsrm(lat,long,Z,[azim elev],cmap,clim) uses the provided color axis limits, which are, by default, automatically computed from the data.

h = surflsrm(...) returns the handle to the surface drawn.


Create a new colormap using demcmap with white colors for the sea and default colors for land. Use this colormap for the lighted shaded relief map of the Middle East region:

load mapmtx
[cmap,clim] = demcmap(map1,[],[1 1 1],[]);
axesm loximuth

Lighted shaded relief map of elevation data


This function effectively multiplies two colormaps, one with color based on elevation, the other with a grayscale based on the slope of the surface, to create a new colormap. This produces an effect similar to using a light on a surface, but with all of the visible colors actually in the colormap. Lighting calculations are performed on the unprojected data.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a