I’m not really one for mountain climbing, but if you are, there is now an interesting way of remembering your climb other than photos, mugs or t-shirts. A new website called The Terrainator basically allows you to use Google Maps and look for a piece of terrain that you think fascinates you or holds some fond memories, i.e. climbing Mt. Everest, the Grand Canyon, etc. Once you have found your spot, the website will then create a 3D model of the terrain which can then be printed out in 3D, thus giving you a 3D printing of your favorite piece of terrain anywhere on planet Earth. We suppose you could also use the website to print out places that you’ve never been so you will be able to enjoy it in 3D as opposed to mere pictures.
At the moment not many places around the world are mapped and The Terrainator currently has data for the UK, the Alps and the Western-half of US. However according to Dan Wilson, the person behind the project, new data will be added all the time. The price to request a 3D print out of your location will vary depending on how big you want it, but a 3” square model is expected to be priced around $45. If you’d like to learn more, head on to The Terrainator’s website for the details.