On Friday we launched Mapfest – after spending a days and nights since the beginning og September wrangling data and building software. The project started with the Norwegian Mapping Authority giving us a head start with a large packet of geospatial data they were going to freely license.

To give everyone a flying start with the data we’re packaging it up as ready-to-run VM. We also built a service where anyone can get a custom printed slice of Norway from Shapeways – right from the browser – and laser sintered a two sculptures from the data.

Sintered landscapes

We had great fun with this project and would have posted pictures from the release party on Friday if we hadn’t been too tired and euphoric to remember to actually take any.

Handheld model