Loading

Contiguous United States Prism Map

by anoved, published

Contiguous United States Prism Map by anoved Dec 30, 2013

Featured Thing!

6 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Open in Customizer Order This Printed View All Apps

Contents

Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

36264Views 3560Downloads Found in Learning

Summary

This is a customizable prism map of the contiguous United States. Values are represented by the extruded height of each state. (An extruded polygon is a prism.)

The default dataset depicts population density: 2010 census total population counts normalized by state area in square kilometers. Click Open in Customizer to plug in your own data for each state and to adjust the model dimensions.

Create your own customizable prism map models from shapefiles without ease using prismap. Pull requests and bug reports are welcome.

Instructions

Printed with raft (still attached in some photos), 10% infill, 2 shells, and 0.15mm layer height. Printed version customized with floor disabled and slightly smaller dimensions than default.

More from Learning

view more

All Apps

Customizer is the easiest way to take great 3D printable designs and make them your own. Make your OpenSCAD designs infinitely more valuable by empowering the community to customize them.

App Info Launch App
Customizer Thing App

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

What happened to Alaska and Hawaii

Comments deleted.

This is great and sorely needed. May I suggest you provide one with all 50 states?

Thanks. Check out this remix which includes AK and HI - it's preset with election data, but you can select "Manual" to customize with your own data for each state. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:690049

Customizable USA Electoral College Map

This is awesome!!!! What a great idea! Next challenge: a globe version!

As a Michigander, I'm deeply offended that our mitten is unnoticeable! XD heh

I like this model

Keep in mind some states would be mostly just as flat if this density was done at a county or city resolution. There'd be spikes at those key cities and nothing else.

Who knew, Vermont and Indiana make a good showing. New Jersey is off the charts. Better to move to the flats, less zombies to deal with in the end.

The script I wrote to help make this model is not exactly user friendly, but it does take arbitrary shapefiles as input, so you could recreate it with a more detailed state map (or a map of any region, for that matter).

I see this on a lot of maps people can not seem to get Michigan right. My nephews have a puzzle missing the U.P. completely which would make my office underwater,

Amazing idea!!!!! I'm going to forward this link to all my teacher friends!

Check out @TheNewHobbyist's remix for a version with historical election data built-in: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:690049

Customizable USA Electoral College Map
Top