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Blog 2016- Experimenting with 3D

Ever since I first set my eyes on the gloriously limitless in-game landscapes on the Sony PlayStation in the late 90s, I have been curious about how these 3 dimensional worlds were generated. 551 more words


Detroit Elevation Map

This “elevation map” of Detroit utilizes NASA’s 90m resolution SRTM data in order to assume topography. As is readily evident, the map shows building heights rather than any topography or land elevation as there is minimal change in elevation across Detroit. 21 more words


Determining SOTA Activation Zones in Google Earth

The Flood Tool

Google Earth is a remarkable resource. It’s free, for starters! Google Earth is embedded with altitude data. As such, a programmer called Bernard Sterzback in Germany has come up with a clever .kmz extension file that can be installed, and used to access that embedded altitude data to show ‘flood’ maps, in order to show what land projects above a user-input elevation level. 351 more words