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Got me thinking. Below is a stock command map.

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This is what Igor spits out if you load a map and then go to tools/build command map.

It has height information in the form of shading. Lighter is higher; darker is lower elevation.

I think contour lines could be drawn from it but in my opinion this would cause confusion for the lion share of players.

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I took the above and added it to the below as a new layer. Initially it was much larger then the original so I resized it by 50 percent which worked well in this case. I also had to flip it vertically. Aligned the new layer with the original and used linear light as the blend mode. I fiddled with the opacity and may have adjusted the levels. Used the dodge tool to brighten the roads as the darker shading obscured them in places.

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I'm sure it could be refined. Anyways my 2 cents.

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