Monday, April 25, 2016

The London Marathon in 3D

Emu Analytics has created a 3d map of the London Marathon route using Qgis2threejs and building height & elevation data.

London Marathon 3D uses building height information derived from the UK Environment Agency's LIDAR data. The height of the buildings does help in navigating your way around this 3d map of London. However the terrain elevation layer might be of more interest to marathon runners. This layer reveals how flat the London Marathon route is, apart from the beginning of the race in Greenwich.

Emu Analytics warn that the map is a bit of a browser killer. If your computer is a little old you might want to view this YouTube video of the map instead.
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