|Graphical output from Plate Tectonics simulator.|
Single-precision floating-point data is actually used for interchange.
First off, I modified my C# port of Amit Patel's polygon map generator to support imported elevation data. There's still some incomplete features in this program, especially with my "Tolkien-esque" rendering mode. When using imported elevation data, sometimes the river networks have anomalies, caused by low spots - "dips" or "holes" - within continental interiors. This could be addressed either within the Plate Tectonics simulator or within the map program.
|Elevation data from Plate Tectonics simulator was the data source for|
this image in a polygonal map generator.
|Close-up of the northwestern continent, in Biome view.|
|Close-up of part of the map, in "Tolkien" view|
|Map created from importing the elevation data into Planets program|
|The map wrapped around a globe, with some fractal clouds partially shrouding the planet.|