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First Color Topographic Model - Mt. St. Helens [message #20045] Wed, 03 November 2010 18:39 UTC Go to next message
avatar chronopsis2  is currently offline chronopsis2
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Took several tries, but finally made a topographic model. 10 x 8 x 1.6 cm. This is Mt. St. Helens, using elevation data and aerial imagery from the USGS seamless data system. It's hollowed out underneath to save $. I'm impressed with the photographic detail; pretty close to the resolution I'd hoped for. Haven't yet coated it with gloss acrylic medium, which is what I've been using on my other color sandstone prints. A little reluctant to make this all shiny...
item page here
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Re: First Color Topographic Model - Mt. St. Helens [message #20067 is a reply to message #20045 ] Wed, 03 November 2010 23:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar fracai  is currently offline fracai
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That's really neat. What was your process for converting the USDS data? I admittedly haven't done very much searching, but I haven't seen anything regarding the format on the USDS site.
Re: First Color Topographic Model - Mt. St. Helens [message #20082 is a reply to message #20045 ] Thu, 04 November 2010 12:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Exactly my response and question...

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Re: First Color Topographic Model - Mt. St. Helens [message #20085 is a reply to message #20045 ] Thu, 04 November 2010 13:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's the USGS site, and once you get the process down, it's a great resource. I made a little workflow tutorial (for my students) here:
Using the USGS map server
Re: First Color Topographic Model - Mt. St. Helens [message #20087 is a reply to message #20045 ] Thu, 04 November 2010 13:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Where does your example zoom into? that looks very close to my home lol. At least if you zoomed into Maryland's eastern shore. As far as St. Helens, I've always had a fascination with it. Lovely model.


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Re: First Color Topographic Model - Mt. St. Helens [message #20090 is a reply to message #20085 ] Thu, 04 November 2010 14:57 UTC Go to previous message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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chronopsis2 wrote on Thu, 04 November 2010 13:19

It's the USGS site, and once you get the process down, it's a great resource. I made a little workflow tutorial (for my students) here:
Using the USGS map server


Wow, fantastic tutorial... FYI, curiously, the very last two images did not load for me.

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