I have x, y, z data of Vancouver Island Canada, and I am interested in creating an application that will simulate flying over the island. The purpose of this task is one for personal pleasure and two, to test a high performance embedded DBMS.
I admit to being a complete newbie in this field and would appreciate any help or links to good sites. Specifically I have the following questions:
1) I currently have rastor data and am unsure whether i need to vectorize the data. If I do need to, what are good algorithms?
2) Once i have vectorized the data, what is a good C interface to develop with. I am currently investigating OpenGL.
Again, thanks for any help.