Somehow, a few weeks ago, no doubt as a result of my having enough caffeine in my system to down a small hippopotamus, I thought it would be a good idea to make a KML to CSV exporter in AutoHotkey. I can’t even claim ignorance this time—I knew VBA was a thing. But the neurons firing in my brain blazed right passed the LOGIC center and crashed head on into the AHK FIXES EVERYTHING node.
The internet has a shit-ton of map data. I didn’t realize it until I started skimming through HTML on sites like Craigslist and Yelp. Yes, by the way, I am that weirdo who sits in coffee shops on Saturday mornings muttering at tags I don’t understand.
The point is, I want to be able to play with that data in Processing. The first step is just getting that information into the sketch and mapping it properly. That’s what I’m doing today… I acknowledge that I get fixated on projects with very few practical applications. It’s possible I need to get out more.
This was shockingly confusing. I mean it. You’d think there’d be a nice, simple way to plop coordinates into Blender to get a mesh. If there is, I wasn’t able to find it.
However, The Proving Ground has a really nice breakdown on the process because whoever runs that place is a damn saint.