VTP Software Tutorials

Tutorial 5: Placing Wind Turbines near a US City

This tutorial was originally taught as a lab at the FOSS4G 2007 conference.

It will lead you step-by-step through the complete processing and visualization of a town.  Learn to take advantage of all the Federal, State and Local datasets, including the strengths and pitfalls of each USGS distribution format, in production of a complete 3D scene of a US city. The scenario will include placing and evaluating the landscape impact of constructing a wind turbine farm near a populated area.

Things you will need:

  1. Raw data for this lab is in foss4g2007.zip (10 MB)
  2. The very latest VTP applications.  You should have the latest release installed.

Target Area: Roanoke, Virginia

1. Set up your data path.

2. DEM

3. Roads

4. Buildings

5. Terrain in 3D

6. Time of day

7. Imagery

8. Building Editor

9. Wind Turbine

10. Scenarios

11. Manage your Content.

12. Abstract Layers

13. Other cool things to try