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Not strictly carto-related, but I'm finding the process and visuals from Radiohead's new music video to be very inspiring. The video was completely made using lidar derived data points. The data is being released as open source CSV files if you want to play with it yourself. The "making of" video on the site is pretty interesting too.

http://code.google.c...tive/radiohead/

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Great music and interesting techniques...thanks for the link!!

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wow is that cool
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Yes!! Hello Adam, glad to see a fellow Radiohead fan.

I've been all over this video (and the making of) since I found out about it this afternoon. I even contacted the company that makes the LIDAR sensor that was used to produce the video - for the record, the unit costs $75k. I definitely found it inspiring from a cartographic/mapping perspective.

It actually reminds me a lot of this one futuristic sci-fi dragon movie (yes, it was cheesy), I can't recall the name, where the roaming remnants of a military group come to the main character's camp and whip out these triangular units which allow them to basically do real-time 3d scanning of the area, kind of like local GPS + radar + LIDAR all combined in one. I'll have to see if I can find a clip; Christian Bale "starred" in it.

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I'm not a Radiohead fan and I thought that was way cool (liked the music too). Our technology is truly becoming amazing.
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benbakelaar - the movie was called Reign of Fire. Had Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler in it as well.

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benbakelaar - the movie was called Reign of Fire. Had Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler in it as well.


Yes! That's it... loved that movie! :) Matthew McConaughey was the leader of the military group. I just checked out YouTube but all I can find are the main trailers, which don't really show you the GPS tech thing I was talking about.

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Hehe...

Bit of FME to convert csv to shape, import it into VNS as control points, grid a DEM and render. Not bad for 10 minutes. Attached File  1008.jpg   69.71KB   69 downloads

I'll have to see whether I can make something nicer out of it. Maybe paste it into some Mars MOLA data to make a real face on Mars :rolleyes:
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Hans, brilliant! It's Radiohead-land! Can you produce a on-the-ground view of Mt. Nose?? :)

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Hehe...

Bit of FME to convert csv to shape, import it into VNS as control points, grid a DEM and render. Not bad for 10 minutes. Attached File  1008.jpg   69.71KB   69 downloads

I'll have to see whether I can make something nicer out of it. Maybe paste it into some Mars MOLA data to make a real face on Mars :rolleyes:


cool post Hans. we used lidar to scan a group "photo" after one of our kauai field surveying trips. fun to look at it on screen and move the cloud around.

and good find Adam...

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Very cool!

I love Radiohead and am glad they are still pushing sound and technology a bit.

Very ethereal.

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Never thought all that high-tech mapping software would ever be used to peer into somebodies nostril, but here you go... :rolleyes:
Attached File  NostrilCaves.jpg   50.99KB   50 downloads

Will try some other cool things... I have some ideas ;)
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it looks like Mount St. Nose is about to blow! :P

(good lord, what a terribly corny joke!)

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Get your red/blue goggles out!

Attached File  HoC_anaglyph.jpg   79.13KB   50 downloads

Finally found a reason to use the stereo rendering option in VNS and thanks to an easy tutorial it's really easy to produce an anaglyph image.

Most of the dramatic elevation is in the data spikes above his head actually :rolleyes:
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A friend pointed me over to this thread...I put these posts together a couple weeks ago...
http://thes.wordpres.../radiohead-gis/
http://thes.wordpres...adiohead-gis-2/

Get your red/blue goggles out!

Attached File  HoC_anaglyph.jpg   79.13KB   50 downloads

Finally found a reason to use the stereo rendering option in VNS and thanks to an easy tutorial it's really easy to produce an anaglyph image.

Most of the dramatic elevation is in the data spikes above his head actually :rolleyes:






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