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Re: Terrian Programs Etc

From: "Magic" <rmako@c...>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 11:22:46 -0500
Subject: Re: Terrian Programs Etc

I have seen a few requests for terrain programs and what not here on the
list.  The best one I have found is called MicroDem and is made by Prof
Peter Guth of the Oceanography department of the US Naval Academy.

This program allows you to read in the DEM data (Digital Elevation
that is online at:

The USGS ftp site and construct terrains from them.

It has many interesting features, an overhead mode, a flythrough,
perspective view, weapons sheafs, weapons range circles etc.   It will
export this data in heightfield form for use in programs like Bryce to
create reaslistic terrain.

I have used it to download the terrain of New Haven CT, overlay it with
map from Street Atlas and output a nice 3d map with the terrain features

If there is interest let me know offlist and I would be happy to talk
about it.  Last months 3D Artist mag has a decent article on the same

Bob Magic Makowsky

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