I’ve been working on 3D maps and 3D reconstructions of ancient buildings with Zondervan. You can now see these Blender Renders in print in the Archaeological Study Bible and The Essential Bible Companion.
The maps are created using high res elevation data with a color gradient for elevation. I have also started using Natural Color satelite images as overlays as well.
Anyway, check them out, buy the books, support a fellow blenderhead!