Decoding Natural and Articficial Morphometric Features of Svalbard.

Parametric Data Mapping / GIS to CAD / 2d to 3d / Simple Protocols of Transformation, Rotation and Scale

Algorithmic thinking and the use of the visual programming language interface of Grasshopper3d to reinterpret Terrain & Material Conditions at the Mining Site of Svea on Spitzbergen, Svalbard

Creating a ‘Svalbard-TDIM’ (Terrain Design Information Model) for a specific Project/Geo-location & Territorial Extension; Clipping Data and extrapolating Terrain Attributes using SagaGIS and Terrain Analysis Modules; Creating an Attribute Table and storing calculated attributes to XY-coordinates/cells within a raster/grid/database; Exporting Geo-Data in different Formats to a CAD Import Folder Location; Creating of custom ‘3d-terrain-informed-planes’ orienting Geometry in normal direction to the terrain; decomposing a mesh; Accessing Attributes/Information such as: Solar Potential, Wind Exposition Index, Water Accumulation and Flow Direction Index, Topographic Wetness Index, Slope, Aspect, etc.; Calculating, filtering and applying of basic protocols of transformation, rotation and scale; Reconfiguration of the existing Digital Terrain Model through parametric interaction; altering the Terrain-Fabric, -Identity and -Conditions (DTM); Creation of a New Re-configured Database; Calculating and highlighting of differences of change with the Original Data; Understanding Terrainmodification as a tool to redirect dynamic trajectories of natural processes and thus transform Terrain not just in its physical 3 dimensional appereance but in its ability to accomodate different Properties.


Software: Rhinoceros3d & Grasshopper3d | Plug-ins and open source components: www.food4rhino.com | analysistools | kangaroo-physics | elk | ladybug-tools | meshedit | mesh | DTM-digital-terrain-mesh | tt-toolbox | geco | fabtools | elefront | ghexcel-interface-excel | lands-design | heron | quelea-agent-based-design-grasshopper | scatter | bison


Images/Screenshots from the Workshop:

Terrain Design Information & Speculative Trajectories of Natural Dynamic Processes | Workshop at the Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies - Part II | Image: Marc Ihle
Terrain Design Information & Speculative Trajectories of Natural Dynamic Processes | Workshop at the Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies – Part II | Image: Marc Ihle

Download GH Script – Simple Terrain Modification

Open Source Tutorials from the Web

Tutorial | Data Trees

Tutorial | Attractor / Closest Point

Tutorial | Graphmapper