Yesterday was the day for learning how to make basic 3D maps. Today marks the day for dabbling with Web GIS interface.
It’s been a very productive mapping weekend for me. And the most awesome part of it was that I did not have my bosses with me when I made these. I had the tendency to often ask their advice when I render some maps during weekdays. I had this weekend to somehow “play” and explore with what I have learned so far and ended up uncovering new features. I have learned to trust myself again after a few weeks of feeling like not making it in this chosen path I had for myself in my career.
For starters, I went for the simplest web GIS interface and here is what I came up with as a demo or basic data. I like the blue marble MapBox layer which served as my basemap in this image below. It’s a bathymetry basemap although I also tried using OpenStreet Map and Google Satellite/Hybrid tiles.
It operates perfectly in Mozilla Firefox, subject to the nuances of one’s internet connection.
I like the fact that I began this journey and blogged about my experiences because I was able to track much of the things I have learned over the last few months. And I am amazed because last year, I had nothing to blog about that is of some value to people or peers in my current industry or line of practice except my sad feelings. Hohoho.
So far, I am able to load this in a local host with basic querying and editing functions. It’s really very flexible and modular in form, making it easy to learn or self-study. But I find that I am still not able to dig deeper in the foundations of doing this things, so I still need to study this technology further.
I know that this is not going to be the last time I am going to write about mapping-programming adventures. 🙂
[I still have one more task on my plate today and I hope that I still have the mental energy for one more productive venture. :)]