Archive for '3D Digital Cities'
Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by 3DVW.
Many speakers at the smartgeometry 2013 event in London, UK last week spoke about the changing nature of design. Computers are now contributing toward design in new and previously unknown ways. The rate at which different designs can be generated, tested and decided upon, is accelerating. But it is not only shape and form that [...]
Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by 3DVW.
Using maps and graphics, the infrastructure cost of the Paris, France Metro is provided on a per square meter basis. Not all stations are created equal – a fact displayed when viewing some of the costs of the Metro stations. Charts also provide information on per line basis for different routes, showing costs between stations [...]
Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
Greg Bentley, CEO at Bentley Systems delivered the yearly update 2012 for the privately held company yesterday to analysts and media. He described many of the advances during the past year for the infrastructure oriented company whose many products support building the world’s bridges, roads, buildings, mines and other similar projects. While Bentley realizes the benefits [...]
Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
In a recent article in The Hindustan entitled ‘Lack of ‘tall buildings’ slows down govt’s 3D data project‘ the case is being made that the 3D GIS Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure project is not doing well. Apparently the project depends on cameras for continuous monitoring for 3D city modelling purposes. A lack of tall buildings, [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
How we understand and what we expect from cities today is rapidly changing. Concepts such as carbon management, 3D city models, integrated spatial data use and advanced demographic charting and statistics for decision making and business intelligence are all relatively new. While some more advanced city managers can weave through geographic information systems (GIS), leap [...]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2013 by 3DVW.
Traffic prediction is becoming more highly refined and applications are enabling increased accuracy. In the city of Cologne, Germany, IBM has used a digital traffic control system. As Daily-e reports, “a digital control system which provides traffic: it is called “Software Traffic Prediction Tool”, a software that predicts the areas of traffic jam at least 30 [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by 3DVW.
The report ‘Oxera quantifies the benefits of Geo services to global consumers and businesses on behalf of Google” estimates that the global geo-services worth is “$150 billion to $270 billion per year.” It’s about time someone hit the nail on the head – estimating closer to the real value. Most previous estimates of this nature [...]
Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by 3DVW.
3D data has far greater value than 2D mapping alone. And high accuracy remains a key issue for adding value to 3D data. When someone from a professional company tries to tell you otherwise, you might question whether or not they understand what 3D data is and how it fits into the many tools and [...]
Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 by 3DVW.
One of the constants in the spatial information and spatial data areas has been the issue of spatial thinking, and whether or we are succeeding at it or not. This was elaborated upon by David DiBiase of Esri recently in his article ‘There’s More to Spatial Thinking Than You Think‘. He points out four possible [...]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by 3DVW.
The European Union has opened the data door with it’s new open data portal, revealing +5800 data sets. ”This could include geographical data, statistics, meteorological data, data from publicly funded research projects, and digitised books from libraries,” says TNW. The Open Cultural Data portal is also available. You can visit the The Open Data Hub of the European [...]