Hubbard Scientific is the largest manufacturer of Raised Relief Maps in the United States. They begin with a flat map printed on sturdy vinyl. They then construct a terrain model using digital elevation data from the USGS and other sources. The vinyl map is carefully registered with the terrain mold. Once the registration of the map is complete, it is vacuum formed over the terrain model. The result is a truly exceptional visual and tactile reference. You will be proud to display one of these raised relief maps in any setting.
Watch the video below to see how these raised relief maps are made!