Raised Relief Maps
We have 3-dimensional maps of most of the mountainous regions of the United States. Each USGS topographic map covers 2° longitude and 1° latitude. That is about 100 miles east to west and 70 miles north to south, depending on the latitude of the map.
Our USGS maps use shaded relief and are a wonderful visual reference. They are appropriate for real estate offices, travel agencies, outdoor enthusiasts and classroom use.
How it is done
Hubbard Scientific is the largest manufacturer of Raised Relief Maps in the United States. We begin with a flat map printed on sturdy vinyl. We then construct a terrain model using digital elevation data from the USGS and other sources. The vinyl map is carefully registered with the terrain mold. Once the registration of the map is complete, it is vacuum formed over the terrain model. The result is a truly exceptional visual and tactile reference. You will be proud to display one of our raised relief maps in any setting.
Maps are offered with two types of cartography: Raven and NCR.
Raven maps provide dramatic detail and use soft colors to represent elevation.
NCR (Natural Color Relief) maps offer the same detail but use colors appropriate to the natural terrain of the state.