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[Q] Palettes for coloring
« on: June 05, 2016, 10:10:49 »
Hi menion,
I'm happy with the new feature
( http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/altitude-map)
and played around with the palettes. But unfortunately i can't get any intensive coloring like you (in the image of Praha).
In my case is always pale light brown or kind of grey :(

If i understand correctly the numbers in palettes like 0....126 or -1500....4000 are taken by Locus as height above sea levels? Or relative difference in altitude?
Looking for palettes for low mountains range (400-900m above sea level) and for the alps (800-4000m above sea level).

I tried palettes nrw*, alpen, GMT* and other palettes from the link you posted but without any better results.

Thank you for any hint,
Christian
 

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 11:24:03 »
i also don't find any good solution yet.
Default theme and all my own tests ends in a blurring soup.

So same idea here:
 Waiting for more (better) examples
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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 13:59:58 »
May be Locus is optimized for Praha city ;)
 

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 01:18:04 »
Austrian alps:
2 new versions attached (gentle and hard transitions)

 

install: copy the *.cpt files to "..\Locus\data\interpolators" folder:

« Last Edit: June 08, 2016, 11:55:26 by gynta »
 

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 12:05:55 »
Ahhh, i got it.
Normally i don't look inside any files.
So i will try to improve any other palettes.
Thanx.
 

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 12:57:49 »
You'r welcome
...and please share your palette.

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 20:45:29 »
There are 4 CPT files. Color gradient is based on this web. The color steps work pretty well I guess  :)

Download
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Create interpolators folder in Locus > data and download the files to the interpolators folder.

Themes

Lowland.cpt
Range -50 to 1000 m ASL (white color over 1000 m) /  25 m and 50m steps

Highland.cpt
Range 100 to 2000 m ASL (white color over 2000 m) / 50m and 100 m steps

Alps.cpt
Range 400 to 4500 m ASL (white color over it) / 100 and 200 m steps

Mountains.cpt
Range 1000 to 6500 m ASL (white color over it) / 200 and 250 m steps

Screenshots

Lowland theme - Central Bohemian Uplands - Highest peak about 800 m ASL



Highlandtheme - Krkonose mountains - Highest peak 1602 m ASL



Alps theme - Austrian Alps



Mountains theme - Nepal



Highland vs Alps theme - High and Low Tatras in Slovakia



Edit: modiy altitude ranges and steps


« Last Edit: June 08, 2016, 12:26:43 by scinkk »
 
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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 22:17:38 »
That looks nice :)
Thank you for providing the palettes.
Will test it in the wild...
 

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 22:32:03 »
I hope you are planning test the mountains.cpt in Nepal  :D

I will test it too, so these are beta versions :) 

And there is fr-fr.topographic-map.com theme, same color palete and the same altitude steps, if someone finds it useful
 

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 17:25:56 »
Update for my Austrian alp files. -> here
' think it works now for my own purpose.

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Re: [Q] Palettes for coloring
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 22:57:44 »
Not bad!