- Google announced a while back that they are changing the JS and Python API to be supported by it's Cloud API
- For me, that change broke several things, both in Python and in JS:
- I was suddenly unable to d/l any geotiffs from EE to make models from, which took time to figure out.
- Even then, none of my hillshade overlays showed up, again, that took some time to fix.
- There was an outage of a couple of days that prevented any d/l. Several users got in contact with me; if you've been affected - I'm sorry!
- But, nobody complained about the lack of hillshade overlays :)
- Google has apparently decided to lower the maximum size that can be downloaded. It should not affect TouchTerrain, b/c I only request appropriately downsampled geotiffs from them anyway and our server also caps how many pixels you can process on it, but I have not tested this well. It's possible that users will run into the Google quota if they request very large models.
- But, that pretty much kills the "download at source resolution" option I had and so I took it out. It's still available in standalone to make models at the exact same resolution as a local raster (geotiff).
- It is still possible to "export" large rasters into something running in the Google Cloud but I have no intentions to run our server in the Google cloud. At least not for the foreseeable future.
- Silver lining: After going back to digging around the Earth Engine API I noticed a whole bunch of new terrain and terrain related datasets! My next plan is to add some of these to Touchterrain.
TouchTerrain lets you create terrain model files (STL or OBJ) that can be 3D printed.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Adapted to Earth Engine API changes (Mar. 31)
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