Welcome to the terrain modeling website

Here you will find interesting material on terrain modeling – a fun and exciting journey awaits you.

Terrain models give an overview of a landscape and are often fascinating and overwhelmingly beautiful; these are works of artists who invested all their affection and an immense amount of time and knowledge combined with a developed sense for the portrayed landscape to create them.

On this website, you will find information about different relief maps and their production techniques, the history of terrain modeling and the artists who dedicated their lives to this subject. We also showcase some applications of terrain models in this website.


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