• More fun with Rayshader

    I’ve been playing with Rayshader again, trying to achieve nice colour schemes and adding GPS tracks from some of my paraglider flights. If you’d like to do the same and draw pretty 3D pictures of pieces of the UK using OS Terrain 50 data, you can take a few shortcuts by finding my R code […]

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  • Football Wind Maps

    I’ve had this project in mind for quite a while because it merges some weather data visualisation that appeals to my inner paraglider pilot, with football stats. Wind maps like these have become quite common, starting with static images and progressing into genuinely useful tools like windy.com.   I wondered if something similar might be […]

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  • A 3D Lake District in R and Rayshader

    If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have seen that I’ve got quite excited about a new R package called Rayshader. It lets you do similar things to my¬†terrain shading efforts in Google Earth, but with much more control and cooler looking output. In the UK, we’re lucky to have the OS terrain 50 dataset, […]

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  • Using R to add custom layers to Google Earth

    Google Earth is amazing and with a little bit of effort, it can also be a brilliant platform for 3D data visualisation. Adding data to Google Earth isn’t too tough, especially now that the Pro version is free. Its KML files provide an XML based format to draw lines and polygons, apply raster images to […]

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