Stalwart champion of innovation Jason Pittman (Professor, Geosciences) – he of the long-term Innovation Center/Geosciences KAP/BAP/Quadcopter collaboration dolookdown.org – and I have been discussing uses for 3d printing in geology, geography and GIS.  Most recently we’ve been looking at Terrain2STL (http://jthatch.com/terrain2stl/), which generates an STL from a selected area in Google Maps.  Haven’t had time yet to print from there, but we did have a chance to print this sweet pre- and post-eruption model of Mount St. Helens (CC BY-NC-SA, by Tree_House_Fire:

3D Printed Mount Saint Helens Model

Pre- and Post-Eruption

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