When I go abroad I make sure I sample the local foods as I consider it only polite. The trouble in America is that the portions are often massive, ah well…
You may have heard I went to Redlands for the GeoDesign summit, what you didn’t necessarily know, was where I ate. As the hotel (Ayres Hotel) didn’t have a restaurant and I didn’t really want to drive, this little place next door seemed to be perfect. El Burrito Redlands
Okay I did eat elsewhere, but the team of 4 or 5 Mexican(?) women making their own tortillas and serving them through that glass hatch did a good job. I won’t say they were polite but it was quick and seemed fresh. I would recommend anyone visiting ESRI in Redlands to have a go and order the Garbage (yes that does sound good) Burrito (preferably ground beef, although the pork was good).
I think if they were really on the ball they should do an ESRI themed Burrito , Basic, Advanced or Pro anyone?
Well I’ve just come back from a very rewarding “Geodesign Summit” in Redlands, it’s really connected a lot of ideas for me. I’ve met some really interesting people and learnt a lot from different disciplines and industries. It might also have opened a few doors for me to, which let’s face it career wise is not bad thing!
The summit has given me inspiration for several posts which I will write over the coming days. I won’t commit to you guys what those topics are just yet! I will endeavour to put my script and/or presentation slides up for those that are interested to.
Happy New Year everyone! After a successful break I came back to the office bursting with ideas for new CityEngine models and here is one I can share with you. It successfully combines a small but neat forestry rule file, allowing me to adjust tree height based on old and new growth in varying proportions (20% old growth, 80% new growth). I’ve used a road rule file from a middle eastern project. I’ve then downloaded OS OpenData which includes terrain, street network and vectormap data (https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html).
As you can see the model is coming along, what I really like is drawing freehand a road network that just magically appears on my terrain all textured up.