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DIGITAL TERRAIN MODELIING PROGRAMS  Resource List

This list of digital terrain modeling programms supplements the "Technology" department article by James Sipes in the December 1998  issue of Landscape Architecture.
 

Natural Scene Designer!Mac/PowerMac $189.00
Natural Graphics
PO Box 1963,Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: 916-624-1436
FAX: (916) 624-1406

World Builder v2.0 (Win NT/95) Yosemite Edition $995.00
Animatek
San Francisco
415-477-0610
www.animatek.com

Vista Pro - Macintosh/Windows $69.95
Rom Tech (Virtual Reality Laboratories, Inc.).
3534A Employ
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (800) 829-VRLI
Bryce3 (Macintosh &Windows) $179.00

Metatools
6303 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone: 805-566-6200
http://www.metatools.com

3D Studio Max -- $3495
Kinetix; San Rafael, CA; 415-547-2000)
http://www.ktx.com/

MGE Modeler (MGM), InRoads , SiteWorks
Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, AL, 800-345-4856, www.intergraph.com
LSS for Windows v5 $ 1,000
McCarthy Taylor Systems Ltd., Aerial View, Acorn House, Shab Hill, Birdlip,
Glos., GL4 8JX, UK.
Tel +44 (0) 1452 864244
http://www.mccarthytaylor.demon.co.uk/index.htm

GWN-DTM
GWN Systems Inc., 11133 - 124 Street, Suite 200, Edmonton, AB T5M 0J2,
Canada, Phone: +1 (403) 452-0090, Fax: +1 (403) 453-5207, $3,500.00
QuickSURF for AutoCAD $ 1,195.00, QuickSURF Windows Standalone $ 1,495.00

BOSS International
6612 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53705-4200
800-488-4775
www.bossintl.com

MICRODEM (Windows NT or 95).
Oceanography Department, U.S. Naval Academy
Public Domain software
http://www.usna.edu/Users/oceano/pguth/website/microdemdown.htm

DLGV & DEM-3D (Windows NT and 95)
U.S. Geological Survey
Public Domain software
http://mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov/viewers/

NuGraf (Mac, Win v3.1, 95 & NT, Unix) $495.00, PolyTrans $395.00
Okino Computer Graphics, Inc
6271 Dorman Road, Unit # 6.
Mississauga, Ontario.
L4V 1H1, Canada.
www.okino.com/intro.htm
Phone: 1-905-672-9328

GEOsurf & GEOsurf-LT
GEOPAK Corporation
North Miami Beach, FL
888-GEOPAK1
www.geopak.com

MacRoad $4995.00 (Australian dollars), Landform
Creative Engineering
http://www.createng.com.au/MRDTM.html

World Construction Set (Mac, Windows) $795.00
Questar Productions, LLC
1058 WCR 23.5
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303/659-4028
FAX: 303/659-4068

AutoCAD Land Development Desktop $4,995, Civil Design $2,995, ProSurvey
Plus $995, AEC Professional Suite $1,495, AutoCAD Map 2.0 or 3.0 $ 795
Autodesk Inc.
Henniker, NH
800-763-8337
www.autodesk.com

Virtual Terrain Explorer (Win 95) $59.00
Altimap Software
Route 3 Box 382
Double Springs, AL 35553
http://millennianet.com/altimap/index.htm

Relief! ($170), Terrain View ($345), Terrain View Lite ($55)
Great Circle
40 Gleneagles Terrace
Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.greatcircle.co.nz/index.htm

ArcView 3D Analyst
ESRI
380 New York Street
Redlands, CA 92373-8100
909-793-2853
www.esri.com

Surface Modeling, RoadCalc, Site Designer II ($995.00)
Eagle Point Software, Dubuque, IA, 800-678-6565, www.eaglepoint.com
EasyTerrain, Designer's WorkBench
Coryphaeus Software, Inc., 4555 Lake Forest Dr., 600 Westlake Center,
Cincinnati, OH 45242, Tel: 513.563.3099, Fax: 513.563.3094
http://www.coryphaeus.com

Visual Explorer98 $150, Visual Explorer (Mac & Windows 95/NT) Price $199
WoolleySoft Ltd.
Cluanach, Auchtubhmor,
Balquhidder, Lochearnhead,
Scotland FK19 8NZ
Tel/FAX +44 1877 384378
http://www.woolleysoft.co.uk/

TruFlite $ 295
Anthony J. Kehlhofer
641 N. California Street
Burbank, CA 91505
voice: (818)-645-4477
http://www.truflite.com/

Tripod Data Systems
1853 SW Airport Rd.
Corvallis, OR  97333
(541) 753-9322
http://www.tdsway.com/company/index.htm

Vista Pro 4.0 $69.95
RomTech, 2945 McMillan Ave., Ste. 128, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401,
800-829-8754; 805-781-2250, Fax: 805-781-2259, www.romt.com

Sources of Data

AND Mapping B.V. -- manufactures vectorized digital road network databases
optimized for route planning purposes. Scheidamsedijk 44, 3011 ED
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Tel.: +(31) 10-4333440

BLR Data, Inc. -- BLR Data specializes in designing and developing advanced
GIS data sets. www.blrdata.com

Chalke-Butte, Inc. -- Provides 2- and 3-dimensional full-color shaded
relief maps from digital elevation models. www.chalkbutte.com

ESRI, Inc. -- ESRI focuses on publishing two important types of data sets:
1) Data sets that provide the basic data you need as a framework for
building your GIS database. 2) Data sets that help people learn about GIS
and GIS data. Selected ESRI Data Sets are available through ArcData Online.
http://www.esri.com

Geographic Data Technology, Inc. -- Develops map databases for applications
such as site selection, routing packages, and environmental mapping.
www.geographic.com

Horizons Technology, Inc. -- Provides seamless, full color, georeferenced
USGS topographic map datasets. www.horizons.com

Tele Atlas B.V. --. Focuses on geographical databases for major European
regions. WWW.TELEATLAS.COM

VISTA Information Solutions, Inc. -- VISTA is one of the nation's leading
suppliers of environmental risk information and its databases are available
for ARC/INFO users. www.vistainfo.com
ArcData Online contains a diverse collection of world-wide data sets. It
includes data from ESRI's ArcWorld, ArcAtlas: Our Earth, Digital Chart of
the World, GDT's Dynamap/2000, HTI's Sure!MAPS RASTER, VISTA's
Environmental Geographics, AND Mapping's European Road Network, and FEMA's

Q3 Flood Data. www.esri.com
EROS Home Page Mapping Home Page, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S.
Geological Survey, URL:http://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/content_whatsnew.html
Microsoft's TerraServer (www.terraserver.microsoft.com)
The USGS's Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center,
http://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), http://nsdi.usgs.gov/nsdi/






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