I thought it would be cool to extend the scripts I posted about yesterday with the ability to create a timelapse.
An automated workflow for fetching and mosaicing Landsat imagery
One extension I had been planning for my previous project involving terrain meshes was the addition of satellite imagery to add color to the models. Landsat, in addition to enabling important climatology research and other science missions, turned out to be a great source of open data to use for this.
Migrating to Jekyll
The idea that my blog has been running on Wordpress for all these years has been haunting me. In the back of my head, I’ve been thinking about how not only is the CMS itself known for being full of vulnerabilities, but it’s also built with PHP, which itself isn’t really the most secure. The platform also has too many moving parts for me to be comfortable with – maintaining a VPS with Apache, PHP, and MySQL installations is relatively straightforward, but still has its moments of suffering.
Generating terrain meshes for 3D printing
A while back, I thought 3D printed models of the local terrain might be a cool gift idea. To make this a reality, I have implemented a simple Python utility to convert publicly-available terrain data into a format suitable for 3D printing.