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Old 08-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
Ruoyu Li
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how to obtain terrain typology map with relative measurements

is there a way to efficiently produce a terrain topological graph like here in 3d max?

maybe a better question is to ask
what software / process do i need to to create such maps?
Old 08-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
Nickolay Shchetinkin
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If you want a topo line drawing from 3d geometry you can use a proboolean imprint option. Just by placing simple planes vertically along your object.

Old 08-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Do you already know this one?

Super dooper fingerlicking good!
and then just map parrallel horizontal lines to the resulting object.

5 min job!
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Agree with the above, also (from my notes

worldwide terrain models: (1.5 arc second resolution ) (3 arc second resolution)

Global mapper useful here 350, areas terrain etc. create coordinates to 0,0,0 - import gis data or take a look at Global mapper, think they have a time limited demo.

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