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SummaryTopographic map of Virginia created with a fabulous tutorial by @anoved Creating height maps of large regions. http://anoved.net/2015/09/creating-heightmaps-of-large-regions/ Model was requested several years ago by an elementary teacher for use as a classroom manipulative. I could not find a method at the time to fulfill her request. Tweeted a call for assistance and @anoved stepped up with a tutorial. (I cheated and just used his heightmap photo rather than creating my own.) The base of the model has been thickened for printability and the z-height has been exaggerated for impact as a learning tool. A remix with an accurate z-height scale would be valuable to the community. Copy of the map has also been given to a local teacher of the visually impaired. If you would like to print a map of a smaller rectangular region then check out the following easy to use website. http://jthatch.com/terrain2stl/ If you have suggestions for an easier method for creating topographic/height maps of large regions, please leave a comment or contact me on Twitter @DesignMakeTeach Remix in Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com/things/j6njRIhJRhkPrint SettingsPrinter Brand: UltimakerPrinter: Ultimaker 2Rafts: NoSupports: NoResolution: 0.3mmInfill: 100%Notes: Printed with a 0.8mm nozzle for fast printing.