[osg-users] [vpb] Building terrain from the set of points (northing, easting, elevation)

Glenn Waldron gwaldron at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 18:10:56 PST 2009


Both VPB and osgEarth use GDAL under the hood to read heightfield data. So
either: use one of the GDAL-supported formats (
http://www.gdal.org/formats_list.html) that matches your data type, or
transform your data into one of those formats. Then either VPB or osgEarth
will be able to read it.

Regarding VPB or osgEarth, this explains the difference in a nutshell:

Glenn Waldron : Pelican Mapping : http://pelicanmapping.com :

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Janna Terde <brjanna at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all!
> I am looking for a toolkit which can help me to render a terrain.
> As an input data I have a set points (stored in a ascii file). Each point
> has easting, northing and elevation values.
> Would you suggest to use VPB for this purpose? I was looking also into
> osgTerrain module but did not find any documentation about it yet. Another
> direction I have in mind is to use osgEarth.
> Thank you very much for taking your time to read my post and I will
> appreciate any suggestions!
> Cheers
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> http://forum.openscenegraph.org/viewtopic.php?p=18871#18871
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