maps

3D Printing Topographical Maps from Space Shuttle Data

Here’s how I wrote a program to convert the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s geographical data into topographical 3D printed maps.

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Coding an Interactive Map of Their Hometown Connects a Community

The people of Farmington, Connecticut, now have a beautiful, community-made interactive map to share the history of their town.

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Want to Make a Topographical Map? This Artist Will Show You How

This 3 dimensional map was laser cut and stacked in layers to display the natural beauty of the Portland, Maine area.

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Hold a Moment of History in Your Hand with 3D Printed Maps

Being both a maps enthusiast and an avid wargamer, I love this idea of 3D printing full-color, palm-sized terrain maps of famous battles from Japanese history. 3DPrint reported on these maps last week and describes the history behind the project. This campaign covers eight famous battles of Japanese Warring States Era (late 1500s to early […]

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Make Your Own Maps: DIY on GIS Day

Today’s the 15th annual GIS Day, “the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives” with over 700 events around the world. For example, in Indiana, drone-heads will collect GIS data with UAVs. WTH is GIS, you ask? GIS stands for Geographic Information System, or sometimes people call it geospatial information studies. It’s your […]

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