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National Geographic Unveils a 3-D Solid Terrain Model of Afghanistan 12.12.2001

December 12, 2001
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National Geographic, Washington, D.C. unveiled an 8' x 8' 3-D solid terrain model of Afghanistan for public display at Explorers Hall, the museum of the National Geographic Society, located at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. National Geographic, WorldSat Inc., and Solid Terrain Modeling Inc. (STM) collaborated to create the unique model, which features the terrain of Afghanistan, much of Pakistan, and portions of the surrounding countries. The result of the collaboration is a 3-D model that combines a topographic rendering of Afghanistan with an exact high-resolution color satellite image superimposed upon its surface. The Afghanistan, and other STM models, including the Chesapeake Bay and Mount Everest, are now on public display at Explorers Hall, located at 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Explorers Hall features numerous geographic exhibits and is open and free to the public Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information on current exhibits, or details on the NGS/STM solid terrain model display, the public should call 202/857-7588.

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