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Elementary School & University Collaboration Project 2017
Giant Topographical Modeling Project ( S=1/1000 )


with Yokohama city Senshu Elementary School.


Topographical Modeling  using High-Definition Topographic Map Data ...

Create a terrain model from high-definition terrain data ...

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​​2017 Giant Topography Model Production Project (scale 1/1000)

Cooperation: Senshu Elementary School, Yokohama City  
Yokohama National University Masashi Morita  Associate Professor
Associate Professor Yuichi Hayakawa, Hokkaido University
The University of Tokyo PhD Takuro Ogura

In 2017, the our first collaboration project was the Giant Terrain Modelling Project. The pupils made a topographic model of the area around Taya Cave, about 2 km square. 32 primary school pupils cut and stacked 1.5 mm thick styrene paper in line with contour lines. This model was used as a basic material for understanding the topographical environment around the Taya Cave and for the Yokohama National University's survey of regional qualities for community development.

[Model Name]

1/1000 Giant Topographical Model


2m x 1.64m (A1 size 8 panels)

[Number of Pupils]

32 pupils


[Inquiry Study]

[Production Class]


Yokohama National University Associate Professor Morita + Student + Our Preservation Executive Committee

[Data Suply]

The University of Tokyo CSIS Associate Professor Hayakawa (1m contour topographic map)

[Model Drawings]

This preservation executive committee

[Main Materials]

Styrene paper 1.5mm thick, wood

【Pre-Learning】Outline of Taya's cave preservation activities and regional culture, environment, and society (Yasuhiko Tamura)
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【Inquiry Study】Photogrammetry and 3D models (Associate Professor Yuichi Hayakawa, Hokkaido University)
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【Production Classes】Topographic model production class (Yokohama National University Associate Professor Masashi Morita + Student + Our Committee Tamura)
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