[Tutorial] Real World Height Data -> MS3D
Ok ... this is going to be short and sweet. Each Step explained in Each Post.
- MS3D has a tool called Height Map Generator. This can load BMP's that are shaded to reflect changes in elevation.
- If you goto to The National Map Seamless Server you can view data for the US. I know it's not Russia, but you may find a spot in the US that can resemble the map you want to make.
- This tutorial will, (hopefully), quickly and simply allow you to make a map (rough version).
a. Goto the The National Map Seamless Server, http://seamless.usgs.gov/
b. Click on North America ... wait for loading.
c. Left click and drag to select an area to zoom in.
d. Repeat until you can get the scale (upper right corner) to read : Scale ~ 1:4,375 . This equates to 1 inch = 4,374 inches or about 111 meters/inch. I chose this scale because if you measure the viewing area from top to bottom it's about 9 inches tall ... 9 x 111 ~ 1000 meters. Also, in this demo, I had the Elevation set as seen in screen shot (right side). If available, you can get better resolution arc's (1/3 arc second).
e. Take a screen shot (Print Screen).
f. Proceed to Step 2 (image editor).
(by this point, you know where I'm going with this ...eh ?) .
EDIT NOTE : - I chose a section of Fort Campbell, KY ... training area for armored units.
< Message edited by Mraah -- 4/26/2008 11:46:15 PM >