News: 3D Terrain Models

3D Terrain Models

3D-printed models of landscape design scenarios for data-poor sites, January 2016
Kelly, A.S., and Tang, D.

A fully automated process takes low-resolution site data, plus assumptions about hydrology, rough land cover delineated from aerials (not multi-spectral), and designed road elements and wildlife mitigation measures, to fabricate much higher-resolution site models than available data permits. Because of the complexity of the surface produced, production is also automated to reduce printer material waste and account for necessary tolerances when working with plant-derived plastics. These are on display in WWF's Yangon office and have been used in stakeholder meetings, including with the Dawei SEZ and road link developer in Bangkok.

Posted by: (Design for Conservation)