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Here are some of the companies that work with Ontario Specialty Coating's ink jet receptive coating products and beautiful examples of the work they have produced.


Solid Terrain Modeling

Solid Terrain Modeling (STM), the maker of the world’s most accurate solid terrain models, has completed 17 state-of-the-art models for the National Geographic Society.  The large, full-color, 3-D scale models of sites on Earth and Mars, and of Hurricane Floyd, are now on display at the National Geographic Society’s museum, Explorers Hall in Washington, DC.

Using digital satellite data and patent-pending technology, STM cut each model from high-density plastic foam, coated it with Ontario Specialty Coating's C-127-3 white-matte ink jet receptive coating, and then printed a satellite photograph of the site directly onto the model.  JPL, NASA, NOAA, Swiss Air, Worldsat, and other agencies and companies throughout the world supplied satellite elevation and imagery data for the models.  

The models range in size from 5.5-feet by 4-feet to 52-feet by 6-feet.  They include the Alps, Byrd Glacier, Chesapeake Bay and the Appalachian Range; the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Hurricane Floyd, Mount Everest, Mount Fuji, Mount St. Helens (before and after the 1980 eruption), Oahu, Olympus Mons on Mars, Patagonia, San Francisco Bay, the Virunga Mountains, and Afghanistan.  


2003 ESRI Map Gallery


Keynote speaker Peter Hillary traces the steps of his 50th Anniversary Tribute Climb of Mount Everest on an STM model at the 2003 ESRI Map Gallery.

The National Geographic Society sponsored this historic summit expedition and commissioned Solid Terrain Modeling, the only company to make full color photo-realistic physical terrain models using their proprietary ink jet printing technology on Ontario Specialty Coating's C-127-3 white-matte ink jet receptive coating, to build an exact replica of this renowned peak.



Below are images of some of the models produced by Solid Terrain Modeling for the National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall in Washington, D.C.


National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall in Washington, D.C.


The Chesapeake Bay Basin


Mount Everest


Hurricane Floyd Slams Into The U.S. East Coast


Mount Fuji With Bathymetry Display


Olympus Mons - Mars


Island of Oahu With Bathymetry Display


Mount St. Helens





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