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Saturday, May 6 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creating 3D Terrain Models FULL

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Modelling complex real world data, such as terrain elevation, can allow for unique observations and understanding of landscapes. This workshop will teach two methods of creating 3D printable models of elevation on the earth’s surface, one using a simple web application and the other using the GIS software ArcScene and a Digital Elevation Model file. There will be a hands-on activity using the web application and a simple app based editing tool (Meshmixer). This exercise would be suitable for classrooms to enhance understandings maps and elevation, as well as building tactile models of landscape for alternative means of experiencing map data.

Please bring a laptop with Meshmixer installed. Meshmixer will be necessary for the hands on part of the exercise and can be found here: http://meshmixer.com/download.html

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Erica Ervin

Library Assistant, Michigan State University Libraries
Erica Ervin is the daily operations coordinator for MSU Libraries Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace. She has worked over ten years in an academic research library and is currently pursuing a MLIS at the University of Washington. She is also an ARL IRDW Scholar and ALA Spectrum Sc... Read More →

Amanda Tickner

Presenter, Michigan State University Libraries
Amanda Tickner is the GIS/Makerspace Librarian at Michigan State University. She has a MLS and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Anthropology/English from the University of Minnesota. Her interests include 3D modelling for heritage... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Meeting Room D
  Workshop, STEM