Generating Heightmaps from Google Earth


(Stephen Gullage) #1

I’ve been hunting for a way to generate a heightmap for my area and came across this neat resource… generates grayscale heightmaps from Google Earth. Just zoom to the locale you want an image for, adjust the settings (or leave it on auto) and download the PNG. Then you can edit out the excess image in the graphic editing program of your choice.

http://www.3d-map-generator.com/heightmapper_3dmgt_2017/

Generated image:


(mikep) #2

There’s this for making models directly:
http://jthatch.com/Terrain2STL/


(Stephen Gullage) #3

Thanks for the link!