3D Ski Maps With Color Mapped Steepness
Ski Your Best™
Find the slopes that are right for you.™
Tell at a glance which trails match your skiing ability. If you're a
you can use a 3DSkiMap™ to zero in on the perfect trails or pistes to match your ability and desire for challenge, no matter which ski resort you choose.
Google Earth Plugin
Now 3dSkiMaps for Google Earth Plugin. So far, GE Plugin only works on Windows XP and Vista, though as of this writing (2008-11-12) a Mac OS X version is said to be imminent.
A 3dSkiMap is a 3-dimensional model of a ski area with an image overlay having the steepness or slope of each point coded with a color from a graduated scale, with green designating the least amount of slope, changing gradually through blue, to red, to yellow which designates the highest amount of slope. An orthographic aerial photo of the ski area overlays on top of that to show the location of wooded and impassable areas, as well as man made features.
The overall effect is to give the user a general idea of the steepness of an area at a glance, and to give a clear picture of the changes in steepness of a particular trail or piste.
3dSkiMap is a trademarked term of 3dSkiMaps, LLC.