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Custom Elevation Coloring


Locus Map currently offers only a few general palettes for elevation coloring. Here is an instruction how to customize the coloring according to your personal needs:

  • create a new folder in Locus root directory: Locus/data/interpolators
  • get coloring palettes e.g. here: http://soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city/
  • the palettes are files in .CPT format
  • place the CPT files in the “interpolators” folder - Locus Map will offer them for color shading

Important info: every palette has defined range of colors. Like e.g. this palette: http://soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city/esri/hypsometry/eu/tn/europe_2.png.index.html . It has defined range from 0 to 126. Locus anyway takes these values as 0 metres - 126 metres so they are usable actually only for Paris :). It is necessary to define values of expected elevations manually (as text files) or download palettes that have correct values like e.g. this: http://soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city/wkp/country/tn/wiki-france.png.index.html

manual/advanced/customization/coloring.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/26 19:13 (external edit)