Topophile gives you the tools to explore and model terrain. Then Topophile teams up with 3D printing experts
Shapeways.com to turn your designs into physical forms.
Use Topophile to design your model and upload it to Shapeways. Order a print of your model from Shapeways and they’ll
ship it to you.
I started Topophile as a set of rough tools to explore the amazing world around me. Now I'm releasing Topophile as a web app to let more people explore their places.
I explore the mountains of the Pacific Northwest on foot and by bike and now I hold them in my hands.
The first Topophile Model Builder launches with data covering North and South America, most of Europe and a majority of Africa; it’s
NASA's SRTM Global 1
dataset. Through continuing work I hope to cover the entire earth, to make more types of data accessible, and to share more models designs.