For the HUSH "2017 Holiday Project", we built TopoTopo.io: a website that allowed anyone to create a custom terrain puzzle from any place on Earth.
Using JPL's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) dataset, we rendered height-maps on the server from geocoded user-input.
These height-maps were then returned to the ThreeJS client and rendered into three-dimensional objects. These objects could then be exagerrated, zoomed, sliced and partitioned however the user liked.
This architecture kept server traffic minimal, forcing the client application to perform most of the intensive processing.
Designed and engineered at HUSH. Built by a fantastic intern team using C++, PHP and ThreeJS.