I don't want to create the universe, just recreate it.
May 8, 2011 12:36 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for usable 3d meshes of Earth, Moon and Mars I know the data is out there for free, but the data I've found is ridiculous (4 terabyte high resolution files), hard to use (5 degree slices that would need to be assembled), in formats that only planetary geologists can use, or simply stuck in the labyrinth of poorly maintained and documented government web sites where I can't find it.
posted by Ookseer to Science & Nature (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It doesn't need to be super high resolution, (buildings no, mountains yes) and I don't need matching image maps, but I do need elevation data. Any common 3d format is acceptable.
If worse comes to worst I can live with a grayscale elevation image that I can use as a displacement map, though I'd rather not for a number of reasons.
Any help or pointers are appreciated.