Ashley Scott Kelly

Surfaces

Hong Kong Topography

This map presents initial trials of methods that can enable designers parametric and categorical control over complex surfaces, point clouds, and heavy data, from site-scale manipulations to the projective visualization of entire territories and land mosaics. The test site is a 27-square-kilometer area of Hong Kong Island that contains a representative sample of the territory's "features," including forested mountainsides, cascading artificial slopes and superimposed public grounds. The model is 100% interpolated from spot elevations, non-urban contours, and two-dimensional feature data.

Presented: 11th Annual SmartGeometry Conference, held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014

Launch interactive map: www.ground.hk/ground

Study area context and scale.
Study area context and scale.
Derived digital elevation model.
Derived digital elevation model.
Derived digital elevation model.
Derived digital elevation model.
Interpolation categories.
Interpolation categories.
Building Construction Year.
Building Construction Year.
Roadbed interpolation.
Roadbed interpolation.
HK Lands Dept B1000 tiles.
HK Lands Dept B1000 tiles.
HK Lands Dept B1000 spot elevations.
HK Lands Dept B1000 spot elevations.
Section with comparison to the PWDs 1982 Mid-levels Study.
Section with comparison to the PWDs 1982 Mid-levels Study.
Section with comparison to the PWDs 1982 Mid-levels Study.
Section with comparison to the PWDs 1982 Mid-levels Study.
Section with comparison to the PWDs 1982 Mid-levels Study.
Section with comparison to the PWDs 1982 Mid-levels Study.