@RyersonGeo – 3D Printed Geographies

In August 2015, Profs Claus Rinner and Claire Oswald printed their first 3D landscape model of the Don River watershed at the Toronto Reference Library. Since then, numerous models of Toronto-area geography were 3D-printed at Ryerson and garnered significant interest with conservationists, hydrologists, and urban planners. In addition to public education and community outreach, this project contributes to research into 3D geospatial modeling and geovisualization as well as novel uses of open data such as the City of Toronto’s 3D massing data.

Hands-on activity at the Festival:
We will share tangible models of landscapes including Toronto’s terrain with the Scarborough bluffs, the Oak Ridges Moraine and Niagara Escarpment, and a “watershed puzzle”, as well as handheld cityscapes with 3D buildings such as Ryerson’s campus.