POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : Rendering topographic data : Re: Rendering topographic data Server Time
19 Aug 2022 04:10:18 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Rendering topographic data  
From: Leroy
Date: 4 Aug 2022 15:30:00
Message: <web.62ec1d0c79c4acd7bfc65818f712fc00@news.povray.org>
"Leroy" <whe### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> Josh English <Jos### [at] joshuarenglishcom> wrote:
> > Some time around 20 years ago I had a system by which I could download
> > USGS topographic data and convert it to a POV-Ray height field. This was
> > on a Macintosh running OS 9, I think.
> > I am now on Windows 11 and I have lost all of my old POV-Ray files for
> > reference.
>
> I did the same thing but I was lucky. Through all those years and computer
> upgrades. I still have the folders that has all the tools that I used and the
> dems from 'USGA'(I think) I'm sure that there are better tools out there
> now.Somewhere!
>  But if worst comes to worst you can have them. They are for windows. I started
> with win 3.1 and the last time I use them I had XP or 98, I think.
> Have Fun!

Correction it's USGS not USGA. You need to go there. A lot has changed!
After posting here I revisited my dem stuff I do have the source code for a
thing called Dem2Pov.exe
Have fun


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