Maponics is gearing up for Inman Connect next week where we will join more than 2,000 real estate leaders in San Francisco. This exciting four-day event is the premier real estate technology event for professionals that want to learn the latest tips and trends about the real estate industry and improve their career success.
Well over 15,000 GIS professionals, educators, and students from 130 countries attended the conference this year. The exhibit floor was the largest ever, with organizations representing some the world’s largest companies and government organizations as well as early stage start-ups that were located in a first ever Start-up Zone.
We have been talking about different elements of mapping, and this week’s term is hachure. This refers to a technique of strokes that indicate orientation of slopes and the general sense of steepness in a geographical area. Shading can also be used to provide a depth of information in regard to the geographical attributes of an area.
Photogrammetry is the science of creating measurements from aerial imagery, especially for plotting the exact positions of surface features. Its use is as old as photography itself. It is used in topographic mapping to assist in showing natural and manmade features, as well as in many other fields, such as meteorology, for determining the actual wind speed of a tornado.