It's a nice, snowy night here.
How are you doing? Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Today I am back to make a quick update regarding that mysterious project I have been working on. I will provide images as evidence of my suffering, along with some metrics, just for the fun of it. Who knows? I might manage to warn more kids out there not to get involved with engineering by any means, at all costs. Just don't do it.
So here I am on day 35 of this project.
After georeferencing a map I received from the Geographic Military Service Agency, I started digitizing vectors like a maniac. I had to pick six ground control points and transform their coordinates using a tool developed by a fellow engineer. I will elaborate on this process in a future post, and I will also provide information regarding the specific kind of transformation I applied, as well as its fundamental parameters and the reasons why I chose this specific transformation formula. But you might have to pay me for all this information, dunno. Kidding.
Oh yeah, lucky you.
I will make sure to provide a download link for that software, if anyone's interested in using it. Comes in handy if you're a civil engineer.
So, let's get down to business.
As mentioned, I will make a future post in order to go into more detail about the technical construction I am currently working on. I won't explain jack about those shapefiles I am about to present to you, or the reason why I digitized those the way I did. However, I will make sure to provide a really useful screenshot in the end, for those of you who are willing to solve the riddle. Be my guest!
First, I had to import this DWG file.
And make a database for it. Nuff said.
Then I had to... ''draw'' that ''line''.
See what I did there? But why am I doing this? Take a closer look and you might know.
Now it's time for some drama!
That little thing I call a polygon took me approximately 2,500 points to digitize. FML.
Now let's waste 4 - 5 hours and digitize 2,500+ points.
Phew, I got this.
Hmm, it might be demanding but it's feasible.
Tired yet? Another 3,000+ points for you.
Really? Oh, come on.
Yup, there's more. Add a few thousand more.
Yeah, I know.
It's never enough.
I have been working on this project for weeks, and it looks like I have a really long way to go. I don't know why I chose this job, I really have no clue why I am doing this to myself. But I like it. I'm probably a mental case.
For those of you who didn't believe me when I said I was killing my eyes.
Here's a clue.
And why I am doing it. The answer lies in the image below.
Are you a nerd? Can you tell what I am actually trying to do and why I am digitizing all those vectors? Good, let me know in the comments below.
I will soon make an extensive and detailed post, in which I will explain what is going on, and provide technical information regarding every step of the process.
*All shapefiles were designed by me using Quantum GIS 2.18.6, all screenshots belong to me.
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