The Diverse Topography of Switzerland by Tobias Stalder

How are we visualizing topographic data?
This infographic shows the diversity of Switzerland's topography in a 3D south-north transect. The idea of this datavisualisation project was to use recent technologies in 3D mapping (rayshader) and thus to leverage a new degree of visual appeal and detail for topographic data in a static visualisation. Additional information about the 3 main topographic regions of Switzerland are directly annotated with text. Finally, a minimap showing the transect location completes this infographic.