Monday, December 28, 2015

3d elevation maps and me on Thingiverse

It has been a while since last time I update my blog. As I was extremely busy with my work and 2 years old, I haven't been able to find enough time playing with DIY hardware stuff. Instead, I start to do something more software.

I have been converting some topographic maps into 3D STL models that are ready for 3d printer. Models I've made include a 6 million:1 Texas elevation map, France (and some west European area)  topographic map, China topographic map and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.




Rocky Mountain National Park

Please find those models under my Thingiverse account:

They are free to download.

I found these 3d elevation maps pretty neat because I can touch and feel them and gain a much more intuitive understanding of geology.

I am making more of these 3D elevation maps of course. And feel free to leave a comment if you would like to see some other place in 3D.