Without the visual distraction of type labels and boundaries, American Panorama brings the woven patterns of land, water, and humanities intricate footprint to the foreground, making their beauty easy to see. Clearly-visible geographic patterns invite coast to coast exploration.
The greatest shaded relief artist of the digital era, Tom Patterson, created the main shaded relief image. Patterson's work combines the interpretation of a deft artist with the precision of digital technology to take realism to a higher level. Patterson's shading allows many viewers to suspend disbelief, and to perceive landforms in 3D.