[Geowanking] rendered 3d scene
brian at beruna.org
Thu Mar 3 17:34:26 PST 2011
Brent, Another thing to consider is customer expectation.
Information, once generated, often has a very long lifespan.. this
whole discussion has been great in figuring out ways in which you
could do this - but I think you need to ask the question of what is it
you are really trying to do and how that will translate to the
This can actually be worse the nicer the visuals are, because many
laypeople see a pretty map and assume the data is good when in fact
there is generally no correlation between data presentation and data
I've always preferred to simply pull data from the
engineers/architects because that way you are only doing a minimal
amount of input in terms of handling the actual data. Unless I'm the
one designing a slope (which is basically never because I'm not a
P.E.), I always clearly communicate that I am merely display the data
they have provided me.
Aside, presentation will of course influence perception; but there is
clearly a difference between taking someone else's data and doing only
minimal cleanup versus essentially manufacturing it..
May not be relevant as I don't know the specifics of the audience, but
always something to keep in mind.
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Greg Barrett <spatial.prophet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brent, If you need a higher resolution DEM you could create one with some
> photos, Photosynth, some duct tape and lots of spare time...
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