One of my users called me the other day asking if there was any way to convert our DTM surface into a DEM surface, as a client had called them asking if it was possible. The short answer to the question was yes, but let me review the fundamental differences in these formats before getting into the how-to of this task. Both formats exist for the same fundamental reason – to capture a representation of the earth’s surface. What differs is the way each stores that data.
The September / October issue of AUGIWorld is now available for download. The cover story for this issue is “A First Good Impression”. Impression is a brand new program that Autodesk released this year which allows you to give your CAD drawings a hand sketched look. Anyone faced with creating such exhibits and illustrations will definitely want to read this months AUGIWorld.
In addition to the “A First Good Impression” article, there are numerous other articles worth giving a read. Of those articles is one by yours truly titled “Finding the 3D in Map 3D: Surface Visualization”. AUGIWorld is available electronically by clicking HERE.