Gaia is a site modelling system which allows the user to read
elevation data for any site, directly from Google Maps, and
then processes this information to build a 3D terrain model
which illustrates dynamic patterns of environmental factors.
The elevation data, acquired through the Endeavour Shuttle
SRTM (Radar Terrain Mapping) missions provided by NASA.
This system is a coarse first approximation towards simulating
environmental processes. It was made for educational purposes.
It may not be used for legal, planning or commercial matters.
The authors make no claims as to its exactness or reliability.
Interested users may apply it under their sole responsibility
- Guy Pommares
- Luis Rodriguez
- Manuel Azar
with thanks to:
- Ignacio Chacartegui
- River Allen