The Shaded Relief Archive project and this website are maintained by

Tom Patterson, U.S. National Park Service

Bernhard Jenny, Monash University, Melbourne

With contributions to the website by Mario Spengler, Beuth University, Berlin; Janett Hanitzsch, Technische Universität Dresden; and Jake Nelson, Oregon State University.


The World of Museums magazine published an article about Shaded Relief Archive, by T. Patterson and B. Jenny, summer 2012. Available in English, and in Russian with additional introductory text and illustrations by A. Kovalev.


Shaded relief data on this website have been drawn by the following artists:


We would love to extend this collection. If you own the copyright of high-quality shaded relief that you would like to make freely available, please contact us.