New Maptitude 3d Surfaces Section

I have just added a new section to the Maptitude ‘Howto’ pages over at mapping-tools.com, discussing Maptitude’s 3d surface and landscape options. Here is an example image of Snowdonia, created using Ordnance Survey elevation data combined with Google Maps Satellite imagery: Other examples include Guadalupe Mountains (Texas), and geological overlays of both the Caprock Escarpment ...

Converting old Ordnance Survey Height Data

I’m currently putting together some pages for the Maptitude How-To pages covering Maptitude’s support for digital terrain models and elevation models. Left over from my undergraduate geology days, I happened to have the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 height data files for the 20km SH64 square (my dissertation covered an area straddling the SH75SW and SH75SE 5km ...

Elevation added to the Google Maps API

As a part of the new v3 Google Maps API, Google have announced the addition of a new Elevation Web Service.  Limited elevation data has been available from a number of map web services, but the Elevation Web Service allows individual coordinates and complete path profiles to be queried. Going by the samples, it looks ...

OpenStreetMap 3d: Prototype Released

The first prototype of OpenStreetMap 3d has been released. This integrates OpenStreetMap with SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topopgraphy Mission)  elevation (DEM) data. The initial prototype covers Germany only. Further information in English and German can be found at: http://www.osm-3d.org/