THE PHYSICAL GLOBE
Geospatial datasets are too complex to easily visualize and understand on a computer screen. Combining digital fabrication with a discrete global grid system (DGGS) can produce physical models of the Earth for visualizing multiresolution geospatial datasets. In this project, we propose an approach that includes a mechanism for attaching a set of 3D-printed segments to produce a scalable model of the Earth. We produced two models that support the attachment of different datasets both in 2D and 3D format.