Solid Terrain Modeling Inc. (STM) developed a patent-pending model manufacturing process and physical image transfer and printing software for the 3-D mapping and modeling industry. The STM system is a combined manufacturing process and software package that integrates GIS, CAD and CAM technology to decipher digital elevation data and control a patent-pending cutting machine that produces 3-D models from foam and other materials. A color printing process transfers color images to a 3-D physical surface. (STM, Fillmore, Calif.)