Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Topographic Maps: Constructing a 3D Model
A simple contour map – 2 copies (you can draw one yourself if you can’t easily find a suitable one)
1. Set aside one copy of the map to use as a reference.
2. On your “cutting map”, cut along the outer-most contour line. Trace around this piece on a piece of foam. Cut out this piece of foam.
4. Continue the process of cutting, tracing, cutting, positioning and glueing until you have completed all the contour lines on your map.
*You could also use corrugated cardboard or styrofoam. Fun foam is great because it’s very easy to cut with regular scissors (not the case with cardboard, you’re likely to need something a bit more powerful).