We created a video to show that it is possible to use geospatial data and the 3D capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. It performs very well with a decent computer and video card.
In this video, a combination of Geographic Imager and Adobe Photoshop functions are used to open a DEM file using a script. The script also transforms a DEM into a 3D model and allows for an overlay of a colour model based on the data or a custom image (e.g. ortho image). Video after the jump.
The following tip is courtesy of Hans van der Maarel of Red Geographics.
For many areas on Earth, OpenStreetMap is a viable alternative to commercially offered data sources. However, it is not always easy to process. This blog tutorial explains the steps needed to load OpenStreetMap data into MAPublisher.
In a previous blog, we discussed about how to georeference Adobe Illustrator document using MAPublisher. To recap, below are four of the required items to to make georeferencing possible:
- The scale of the map in the Adobe Illustrator document (e.g. 1 : 25,000,000, etc.)
- Details of the coordinate system the data is in (e.g. World Robinson projection, WGS84 geodetic system, WGS84 UTM Zone 32 N, etc.)
- The XY coordinates of one tie-in point in the coordinate system of your map in the Adobe Illustrator document
- The map's rotation angle.
We found that the most tricky information to collect is the coordinate system of the map. It can be very easy if it is clealy indicated in a map like this:
For many years, Esri has been promoting its geodatabase format. It is a great format that has many advantages over simpler formats and has seen many improvements and enhancements with each new version. We are pleased to announce that geodatabase feature classes can now be imported into Adobe Illustrator on both Windows and Mac using MAPublisher 8.4. Unlike the other geodatabase support feature within MAPublisher, this Basic Personal Geodatabase Reader does not require the installation of Esri ArcGIS products on the same computer because it uses a different import engine.
MAPublisher 8.4 has an exciting new feature: importing data from web services. It is another enhancement to provide you with more options to access data.
You can import vector data using the Web Feature Service (WFS). It accesses web servers that deliver vector content in GML format. Similarly, you can import raster data with the Web Map Service (WMS). It accesses web servers that deliver raster content in a variety of formats.