Archive of: building heights

The Heights of England: The Technology Behind the Map

The Heights of England: The Technology Behind the Map

Last month we brought you 'The Heights of England', a map of building heights across the country. Many of you also asked for information about how we created the map. Happy to oblige, we're going to take you on a deep-dive into the technology behind the map and explain how we visualized 13,000,000 buildings without melting our servers or your browser.

2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1

2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1

‚ÄčAs with all good January traditions we are doing a sale on blogs this week, especially as we didn't put one out in December. So to kick 2016 off you are getting 2 for 1 on content. We have been doing a lot of work in 3D recently and thought we would share some of the outcomes in calculating building heights using open data. There is also a chance to exercise your speakers, as we have updated our sound map from last year to cover more detailed noise pollution in central London.