Arizona Geology 3D Information

 

    Arizona Geology 3D was developed by Julia K. Johnson and Stephen J. Reynolds, Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, in cooperation with Stephen M. Richard of the Arizona Geological Survey and Josh Coyan of ASU.  The QuickTime movies were constructed by draping the Geologic Map of Arizona over digital topography using Corel Bryce5.  The geology was derived from an Adobe Illustrator file of the 2000 Geologic Map of Arizona published by the Arizona Geological Survey.  Digital topography files (Digital Elevation Models - DEMs) are from the U.S. Geological Survey.  Bryce5 generated thirty-six 3D perspectives for each  1 X 1 quadrangle, and these were combined into a QuickTime VR object movie using VR Worx.  The shaded relief map is from Ray Sterner of Johns Hopkins University.  

    Paper copies of the Geologic Map of Arizona can be purchased from the Arizona Geological Survey or various map stores.

    Thanks to Stephen Richard of the Arizona Geological Survey for providing the Illustrator file of the Geologic Map of Arizona.

    This project was supported by the New Ideas Fund of the Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, through the generous contributions of John Snyder, and by the NSF-funded Hidden Earth Curriculum Project.

    Arizona Geology 3D is also available as a CD-ROM for nominal cost through Terra Chroma, Inc. (email: publications at terrachroma-inc.com).

    If you use these images, feel free to include a link to the Arizona Geology 3D home page on your web page.  If you develop educational exercises using this site, please send a copy to Steve Reynolds, Department of Geological Sciences, ASU, Tempe, AZ  85287-1404 (sreynolds @ asu.edu).

 

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Copyright 2001, 2002 by Julia K Johnson and Stephen J Reynolds.  These images can be freely used for educational purposes as long as the source is cited.