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I came across this one on Slashdot. Nothing to do with maps, but very interesting:
http://www.scannerph....com/index.html

Nice photos too ;)
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"Currently arranging a new server" when I tried to look at the link.

I have used my scanner for small items (like 28mm miniature figures, laid down on bed to scan). It works ok in a pinch, but doesn't have a lot of depth of field and it's hard to position things and control lighting. Anyway, I haven't used it for that since I got my digital camera a few years ago.

hmm, might work for scanning those plastic 3D maps... although I'm not sure why you would need to do that.
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It's been slashdotted.

The general gist of the project was to build a digital camera (so with a proper lens) but instead of using a CCD, they used an old flatbed scanner. This causes some very interesting effects if objects are moving while the scanner is doing its thing.
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