True-3D Imaging of Mountainous Regions: Case Study from the Polish Tatra Mountains

  • Natalia KoleckaEmail author
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


3-dimensional (3D) maps, showing the whole mountain ridge, one valley or even a particular rock wall with the climbing route may increasingly offer an alternative to classical maps using traditional 2-dimensional presentation of relief. Geographic information systems (GIS) software enables creating 3D views on the screen, however it is not a sufficient solution as the map are used mostly in the field. In this work a lenticular foil technology is utilized to produce 3D analogue maps and images of tourist and climbing routs in the Polish part of the Tatra Mountains that can be perceived with an unaided eye. The advantages of the approach are producing more realistic and visually interesting illustrations of high mountain sites that may help to promote the region among visitors.


Digital Elevation Model Geographic Information System Polarization Glass Tourist Route Rock Cliff 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography and Spatial ManagementJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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