Why do this?
I did these because I find it a useful way of understanding wider patterns and the bird’s-eye view gives a nice sense of perspective over a large area. But of course with 3D mapping it’s always a bit of a balancing act because turn the map one way and you inevitably obscure something or somewhere of interest to people. Although, in this case, it is more experimental and aesthetic than analytical, which I think is okay sometimes.
The data for my area look wrong!
Data processing and mapping
Should I give away my trade secrets on what settings and colours I used here? Of course I should – see below.
This is a difficult time right now, and I’m always looking for alternatives to doomscrolling, so I hope you find these interesting to look at – I found them interesting to make!