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 Subject : Re:Anyone with experience creating full color topo maps?.. 07/29/2019 12:23:13 PM 
Charles Overy
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We do this routinely. Sometimes it is easy, sometimes not.

The central problem is that age old problem of mapping and unwrapping the earth. So the projection and datum of one set of data, say the terrain, may or may not match the projection and datum of the image. Some formats have the projection and datum encoded, others do not. If it is a small area it is typically easier, a large area can get problematic. If it is a large area is can also sometimes make sense to use public data that is already georeferenced.

To put the two together you can use a GIS program like Global mapper, or, depending on the input data, you can use a program like Rhino and then export an OBJ.

Happy to discuss if we can help. [email protected] or 9708275274 ext 201 We also have Z Corp 660s, (10' x 15") as well as the much larger 860 (15" x 20").
 Subject : Anyone with experience creating full color topo maps?.. 07/29/2019 11:35:03 AM 
Matt Williquette
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I would like to learn how to create full color topo maps that i could 3D print on a Zcorp or J750 machine. I have the aerial images and I have a 3D file of the area i want, but not sure how to apply the 2D images to the 3D model. I have access to SolidWorks and Photoshop, however i don't know my way around Photoshop all that well.
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