June 20, 2013 AT 1:00 pm

Hawaii Relief Map by pmoews #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Check out the Hawaii Relief Map by pmoews, Thingiverse Thing 105474. He has been creating a number of these in the last few months, including the Gulf of Mexico in Relief and Earth Sea Relief Globe.

Here is a relief map of Hawaii, the Big Island.

It is based on a NOAA digital elevation model or DEM – hawaii_6s_20070806.asc.

The data set consists of an array of real numbers with 3000 rows and 4200 columns. The distance between points is 6 arc seconds. A 200 by 200 array, sampled at 30 arc second intervals and surrounding Hawaii, was used to make the stl file. Points below sea level were set to the sea level value.

In the model the highest peak rises about 20 mm above sea level. The highest peak on Hawaii, Mauna Kea, is 4200 meters above sea level.

NOAA has a portal that helps one find many similar data sets. See http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/dem/demportal.html

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