From: "Steve Andrew"
Subject: Re: Converting contour map to 3D?
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Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 10:02:24 GMT
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Terry Pinnell wrote:
> For a web design project, I'd like to include a simple map. (It's to
> roughly cover part of East Sussex, UK). Rather than a plain version,
> I'd like to try a 3D type. Not sure 'topographic' is the right term;
> maybe 'representational'? Anyway, I'm just looking for something
> simple showing the hills, rivers, coastline, etc. So far, my web
> searching hasn't come up with anything (free) that looks suitable.
> So in parallel I'm wondering if I can track down some
> (free/inexpensive) software capable of taking a contour map and
> converting it. Along the lines of
> Anyone have any ideas of a possible source please?
> Terry Pinnell
> Hobbyist, West Sussex, UK
Try http://www2.getmapping.com/home.asp and look at their VFR
Photographic Scenery package. It's designed be used in conjunction
with Microsoft's Flight Simulator package. The data includes both
aerial photographic and topological data so it may be if use.
Basically, the photographic data is 'draped' over the topological
data. Packages cover various areas of the UK.
(Ex West Sussex - Littlehampton and Hove - Now resident in Sunny
Queensland, Oz :) )