Radiohead & GIS 2

Okay, so, I can’t stay away from this just yet. It’s a rare occasion that I’m able to play around with visualizations in GIS and music that I love simultaneously. I had a couple comments about rasterizing and hillshades and flybys, and so that’s what I did. Again, as you know, the new video for Radiohead’s House of Cards was released on Monday along with data that they used to create the video so people could make their own clips to upload to Radiohead’s YouTube group. Right, so, I took the point data displayed in yesterday’s post, interpolated these points into a raster, basically a digital elevation model, then created a hillshade from this raster. Thus, we have Thom Yorke seemingly in 3D. I brought both the raster and hillshade into ESRI’s infrequently used ArcScene to compose the flyby, and this makes up the second part of the video posted below. Simultaneously, I worked on exporting the original points to Google Earth, doing a bit of tweaking of the data and projection to get the points to show up in the middle of the US. This part makes up the first part of the video. More screenshots and the video are below, and if you want to get your hands on the KMZ I used for the Google Earth portion, you can get it here.

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11 Responses to “Radiohead & GIS 2”

  1. Leandro Says:

    Hello….looking at your ArcGIS screenshot I can see a “Layout” tab in the TOC, which I supose that it manage more than one layout. If i’m correct…Are you using a public downloadable extension or macro?
    Thanks from Argentina
    Leandro

  2. tsinn Says:

    Hi Leandro, we use MapLogic Layout Manager for creating atlases. It’s a third party extension that you can download a 30-day free trial of, but it does cost money for a full license.

  3. Ben Slater Says:

    Nice, now you just need to animate Thom Yorke’s face so he’s actually singing. I guess that will involve generating a new surface for every single frame. Better get started.

  4. Leandro Says:

    Thank you very much. I’ll give it a try. Thanks for your time.

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