Overview of Analyzing Raster-Based Surfaces
Concept Procedure

Analyze a raster-based surface (such as a Digital Elevation Model or ESRI Grid file) in the following ways.

Add contour lines to a surface to make a contour map, also referred to as a topographic map.
Drape 2D map data on 3D surfaces to view all the data as a 3D texture map.
View, navigate, and walk or fly through a 3D map to view the map from different perspectives.
Use hillshading to cast real-world shadows on a surface to make it look more realistic and easier to analyze.
Change the vertical exaggeration to control how extreme the elevation changes appear.
Use theming and change colors to analyze elevation, slope, aspect, and more.