3-D shadow maps in R: the rayshader package
( go to the article → http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/raytracer.html )
Data scientists often work with geographic data that needs to be visualized on a map, and sometimes the maps themselves are the data. The data is often located in two-dimensional space (latitude and longitude), but for some applications we have a third dimension as well: elevation. We could represent the elevations using contours, color, or 3-D perspective, but with the new rayshader package for R by Tyler Morgan-Wall, it's easy to visualize such maps as 3-D relief maps complete with shadows, perspective and depth of field: 👌 Dead-simple 3D surface plotting in the next version of rayshader! Apply your hillshade...
Sept. 26, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
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