Eduard creates beautiful and accurate Swiss-style shaded relief images for maps.
Eduard is a relief shading app for cartographers who create terrain maps.
Download Eduard on the Mac App Store or download a free demo. Eduard Demo does not include import and download functionality.
Eduard requires a Mac with macOS 12.3 Monterey or newer, and supports Macs with Intel and Apple M1 and M2 chips.
New in Version 1.1 (20 Jan. 2023): Eduard 1.1 can now create texture shading and adjust the contrast of dark slopes.
Machine learning in Eduard enables cartographers to create Swiss-style shaded relief within seconds from digital elevation models.
You define the overall direction of illumination and Eduard locally adjusts the direction of illumination to show small details and emphasize large landforms.
Left: top-left illumination. Right: bottom illumination.
Eduard rotates the shading and the direction of illumination to fit your map.
Eduard makes mountain peaks stand out or gives all landforms the same prominence.
Aerial perspective increases from left to right.
Eduard helps you to remove distracting terrain details and adjust the granularity of the shading to the scale of your map.
Generalization increases from left to right.
With Eduard you can quickly download elevation data from almost anywhere on Earth* or import all common elevation file formats**.
Watch Eduard being introduced at the NACIS 2022 conference.
The presentation includes demos of Eduard's main features.
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