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ravells
10-06-2010, 09:07 AM
This is a French company that makes 3d maps printed onto plastic; they're pretty cool. I found one when I was in France.

You can't really get an idea of the pictures on the website but the plastic has been shaped to fit the contours of the land.

Website here: http://www.georelief.com/fab.php

jbgibson
10-06-2010, 03:53 PM
There's a bunch (http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/access/relief.htm) of outfits (http://www.geographystore.com/products.php?cat=Speciality+Maps) that supply (http://www.metskers.com/23181/Raised-Relief-Maps.html) these beautiful (http://www.themapshop.co.uk/images/gb/dorrigoldsamp.jpg) raised relief maps (http://www.raisedreliefmaps.com/), from standard sheet sizes (http://www.mcmaps.com/usraremaeaun.html) up to honking big versions (http://www.worldmapsonline.com/worldreliefmap.htm). You can get our planet (http://www.travelwares.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=R22818) as well as other (http://www.amep.com/detail_zoom_maps.asp?cid=5029) ones (http://www.amep.com/detail_zoom_maps.asp?cid=5037). Some sites (http://ask.metafilter.com/6611/Whats-the-easiest-and-cheapest-way-to-model-a-relief-map) show how they're done (http://www.howardmodels.com/0-topographic/landform-maps-models/venezuela/index.html) (I knew I needed a CNC mill (http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-1161.html) for SoMeThInG!). I'm not sure where one crosses over (http://www.flickr.com/photos/100mph/752294240/) from raised-relief map (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=49&ved=0CDsQFjAIOCg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfgate.com%2Fcgi-bin%2Fobject%2Farticle%3Ff%3D%2Fc%2Fa%2F2010%2F09% 2F05%2FBA5K1F8C87.DTL&rct=j&q=raised-relief%20maps&ei=qaqsTJKVGsK7ngeS7cHhDA&usg=AFQjCNHHnStPJjE1rW9hPaHQphYZCH3oHQ) to architectural model (http://smu.com/arch/resort.html)... or even engineering (http://misspreservation.com/2010/02/10/before-and-after-mississippi-river-basin-model/) tool (http://googlesightseeing.com/2007/11/mississippi-basin-model/). I can see if you use oak (http://oakenelevations.com/Gallery.php), it's Fine Art as far as i'm concerned! Since what we see on the Guild here is digital, even if only by way of scanning in paper, it's an interesting thought to explore 3-d renders of simulated raised-relief (http://fernseed.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/visualizing-data-on-a-landscape/).

My favorite, though is done in chocolate (http://www.artcoco.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=257).... yum!

Marken4
10-06-2010, 04:04 PM
Pretty cool, and Jb: Ahahahaha.. ^^ Agree with the chocolate one.

ravells
10-06-2010, 04:31 PM
That's got to be one of the best posts I've read on this board for a long time. A long time.

Have some well deserved rep!

jbgibson
10-06-2010, 11:01 PM
Thank you, Ravells! I really like 3D maps - I fondly remember my family dragging one along on camping trips in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smoky_Mountains) when I was a kid.

CrazyCartographer
12-03-2012, 08:18 AM
Hi guys

These look awesome. Anyone know anywhere good to get these from in the UK? Looking for one of the Lake District for a Christmas present.

Thanks in advance

Redrobes
12-03-2012, 12:36 PM
If you had asked me a few months back I could have made one but I have had to move the workshop so its all in pieces at the mo. If you need help making the cutter path for someone else to cut it tho then I can help you there.

jona
02-08-2013, 10:54 AM
Hi guys

These look awesome. Anyone know anywhere good to get these from in the UK? Looking for one of the Lake District for a Christmas present.

Thanks in advance

Hi CC

I know it's a bit late as Santa came ages ago but in case you are still looking there is a good selection of UK National Park 3d relief maps (http://www.aboveandbeyond.co.uk/Maps,+Guides,+Globes,+Gifts/3D+Relief+Maps/list/f1-f2) on this website. Including the Lake District. I'm Yorkshire all the way myself so I have the Yorkshire Dales one.

Cheers

Jon

BrushyHillGuide
02-17-2013, 10:20 PM
That's really cool! I would love to have a 3D model of the ranch I work for!

krasimir
02-18-2013, 04:18 PM
I love the link-heavy response. That's how dissing will be done in the future.