After spending a portion of my spare time on the pixel-to-voxel mapping project, trying to comprehend as much as I can, everything to do with mapping, how its done in games, how NASA does it, what the file formats are, their strengths and weaknesses, and really seeing “What’s Wrong” with how we’ve been doing things and how it will eventually be fixed…
…I’m going to put aside this phase my too-big project and move onto the next phase. Dealing with a 105 Gigabyte TIFF that represented only 1/2 of bigplot to pixel-perfect flawless accuracy… breaking things into tiles, putting them back together again, and really getting my brain around the complexities of it all… I can see that I have to “make do” with systems as they are.
I may embark on a GIS-for-document storage. Not sure. I’ve seen some efforts being done in that area, but not as much as I expected to see.
It’s hard to explain why I’m doing this. I don’t know the end goal, I just that what I work on is leading towards a something – and so far, following that formless something has proven unbelievably useful in life.
Completion to me isn’t always a product I can show off.
Completion to me is understanding the process; venturing out into areas that I don’t understand, until I can dip my toes into strange waters. Once I’ve done that, I don’t need to spent my time swimming in it. I’m satisfied with touching a star without a glove and then travelling to the next unknown destination.