Visualize and learn about Philadelphia's street trees with Unity and Mapbox SDK.
Before this demo, I had only read or heard about GIS and didn't understand it at a deeper level other than "it's about mapping." After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, I started to learn more about how storm-based flooding becomes more prevalent with the mass removal of trees in urban areas. Out of curiosity I looked at street tree maps where I live, in Philadelphia, PA, to gauge how well gathered our data is. I wanted to visualize this data in a 3D cityscape.
You'll need to first register an account at Mapbox to obtain an API access key. Locate the key in the Account page. In Unity open the
MapBoxCity project directory and then enter your API key in the
Mapbox > Configure menu window and save.
This project has only been tested and created with Unity 2017. Any project issues appertaining to other versions can be flagged in the Issues page for this repo.