This chapter deals mainly with the basics. Questions to be answered are: what are digital terrain models, what is necessary in order to create accomplished landscape visualizations, who creates and who needs digital terrain models, and in which fields are digital terrain models used?


Digital Elevation Model Civil Engineering Digital Terrain Model Landscape Model Digital Surface Model 
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