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3-Dimensional Topographic Models for the ClassroomWe have recently undertaken a program to develop educational tools using 3-dimensional solid models of digital elevation data acquired by the Mars Orbital Laser Altimeter (MOLA) for Mars as well as a variety of sources for elevation data of the Earth. This work is made possible by the use of rapid prototyping technology to construct solid 3-Dimensional models of science data. We recently acquired rapid prototyping machine that builds 3-dimensional models in extruded plastic. While the machine was acquired to assist in the design and development of scientific instruments and hardware, it is also fully capable of producing models of spacecraft remote sensing data. We have demonstrated this by using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) topographic data and Earth based topographic data to produce extruded plastic topographic models which are visually appealing and instantly engage those who handle them.
Document ID
20030111102
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Keller, J. W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Roark, J. H. (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Sakimoto, S. E. H. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Stockman, S. (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Frey, H. V. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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