3D Printed Visualization of the health of the great barrier reef

Team Name: 
Petrified Data

This 3D printed model of the great barrier reef shows the results of the 2016 aerial survey conducted by the ARC Centre fo Excellence Coral Reef Studios.

 

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Team Prize Details: 
Conor O'Kane - RMIT University, Alastair Tait - Monash.
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
2016 aerial survey
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ARC Centre for Excellence - Coral Reef Studies
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We transferred the map of bleaching impact on the reef onto a 3D printed relief model of north eastern Australia. The model was painted with acrylics and inks and then resin was used to fill the ocean.
Dataset Name: 
SRTM-derived 1 Second Digital Elevation Models Version 1.0
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Geoscience Australia / NASA
Jurisdiction of Data: 
International
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Extracted the elevation data from GeoTiff files using Microdem. Extruded a high-resolution mesh using this heightmap. Sliced the mesh with Simplify 3D and then printed on a Cocoon Create 3D printer.
Event Location: 
Melbourne Mapspace