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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
San Francisco

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

6303 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone: 805-566-6200

3D Studio Max -- $3495
Kinetix; San Rafael, CA; 415-547-2000)

MGE Modeler (MGM), InRoads , SiteWorks
Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, AL, 800-345-4856,
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

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

MICRODEM (Windows NT or 95).
Oceanography Department, U.S. Naval Academy
Public Domain software

DLGV & DEM-3D (Windows NT and 95)
U.S. Geological Survey
Public Domain software

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.
Phone: 1-905-672-9328

GEOsurf & GEOsurf-LT
GEOPAK Corporation
North Miami Beach, FL

MacRoad $4995.00 (Australian dollars), Landform
Creative Engineering

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

Virtual Terrain Explorer (Win 95) $59.00
Altimap Software
Route 3 Box 382
Double Springs, AL 35553

Relief! ($170), Terrain View ($345), Terrain View Lite ($55)
Great Circle
40 Gleneagles Terrace
Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand

ArcView 3D Analyst
380 New York Street
Redlands, CA 92373-8100

Surface Modeling, RoadCalc, Site Designer II ($995.00)
Eagle Point Software, Dubuque, IA, 800-678-6565,
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

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

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

Tripod Data Systems
1853 SW Airport Rd.
Corvallis, OR  97333
(541) 753-9322

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,

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.

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

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.

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

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

Tele Atlas B.V. --. Focuses on geographical databases for major European

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.
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.
EROS Home Page Mapping Home Page, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S.
Geological Survey, URL:
Microsoft's TerraServer (
The USGS's Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center,
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS),

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