The new universal boydsmaps web app is (finally) here!

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I had another "Aha!" moment today and realized I could bring all these maps to the boydsmaps app. Again, it turns out to be quite simple... if you know how. But I haven't found any examples of "how". These will take a little while to fully implement, but I have added the "shader" map for starters. It can be selected and used just like any other map. For example, here's Mullica Hill

https://boydsmaps.com/#17.25/39.736250/-75.224475/mbx3dshader/-58.80/71.60

You can easily switch to any other map the usual way, such as

https://boydsmaps.com/#17.25/39.736250/-75.224475/pines1999/-58.80/60.00

The map should be listed on the menu like this (depending on your mapset preference)

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Of course, you can link to the 3d map just like any other map on the site. This should work on computers and phones, although it may stress some older/cheaper phones. It will be interesting to see how well these work in GPS tracking mode on a phone - that has not yet been tested! I will be adding a control for vertical exaggeration - finally figured that out, so I won't need multiple versions of the same map in the future. But for now, exaggeration is "hard coded" to 3x.

Usual disclaimers about clearing cache apply, as discussed earlier in this thread. Here are a few more examples, just for fun. :dance:

Pennypack Creek
https://boydsmaps.com/#15.94/40.080247/-75.055712/mbx3dshader/147.00/64.60

Colliers Mills
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.63/40.067520/-74.447988/mbx3dshader/14.40/71.20

Mount Holly
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.82/40.002094/-74.788567/mbx3dshader/3.00/75.40

The Forked River Mountains
https://boydsmaps.com/#16.57/39.846240/-74.292460/mbx3dshader/-34.20/77.60

Pecks Corner
https://boydsmaps.com/#16.23/39.506659/-75.346361/mbx3dshader/-42.60/69.20

Devious
https://boydsmaps.com/#18.03/39.744671/-74.640655/mbx3dshader/40.80/70.60

After I finish implementing the other maps in the main app, then I'll probably retire the dedicated 3d site. So it would be best not to link to any of those maps.
 
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The three-dimensional version of the monochrome LIDAR map is also available now.

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Amatol:
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.05/39.603861/-74.741798/mbx3dsolid/124.80/68.60

Bear Swamp Hill:
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.32/39.751526/-74.464765/mbx3dsolid/0.60/71.40

I will eventually provide a control so you can set exaggeration as desired. BTW, these maps can be added to your favorites just like any others. You can also set a 3d view as your "home" location if desired. See the help file if you are not already familiar with these features.
 
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It will be interesting to see how well these work in GPS tracking mode on a phone - that has not yet been tested!

Gave it a good test this morning, worked perfectly in the car and had no trouble refreshing the screen while driving 50 mph. :) Was using my iPhone 12 Pro Max paired with a Garmin GLO bluetooth GPS receiver.

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I came up with a kludgy fix for the rainbow lines in the sky by adding fog that obscures everything in the far distance. This is not perfect, you will still see the lines at lower zoom levels or if you're close to the edge of the map. However, it does let you explore some more interesting views of the terrain at high zoom levels. For example, Bear Swamp Hill

https://boydsmaps.com/#17.48/39.752397/-74.466025/mbx3dshader/120.60/85.00

For the monochrome LIDAR, the blue sky seemed wrong so I made it nearly black - looks like a lunar landscape. :D

https://boydsmaps.com/#17.76/39.770228/-74.464782/mbx3dsolid/84.60/79.40

I am processing my own aerials with 3d shading, they should look more three-dimensionsal and load much faster than the NJGIN aerials. Another heavy lift, about 30 hours rendering already. Decided to use the 2007 aerials after all, they really are much more clear than the newer ones.
 

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The LIDAR 3d aerials are now available - here are some examples

Clements Bridge
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.10/39.837031/-75.085148/mbx3dortho/-151.80/72.20

Bridgeton
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.46/39.429653/-75.236124/mbx3dortho/-1.20/77.00

Brookville
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.70/39.779186/-74.298219/mbx3dortho/-113.40/73.20

Mount Misery
https://boydsmaps.com/#17.55/39.921243/-74.522442/mbx3dortho/-65.40/75.80

I also figured out how to get the HERE vector maps working with the Mapbox API. The available styles are a bit odd, but it's good to have some additional vector-based maps and the 3d buildings are nice. Garmin's City Navigator maps are based on HERE data. These may take a few seconds to load, due to the complexity.

HERE Night Vector Map of Philadelphia
https://boydsmaps.com/#16.62/39.953372/-75.168138/hereVectNight/54.00/60.00

Here Day Vector Map of New York
https://boydsmaps.com/#16.55/40.774083/-73.971738/hereVectDay/-151.80/60.00

Here Basemap of Atlantic City
https://boydsmaps.com/#16.34/39.361776/-74.424142/hereVectBase/-84.00/60.00

All the usual disclaimers about clearing cache apply here, if you have problems see the earlier discussion in this thread.
 
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