Archive for '3D Digital Cities'
Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by 3DVW.
The Be Inspired event this week has brought to the forefront many exciting projects. The use of 3D and visualization across the Bentley Systems portfolio is a story in itself – and their use and application is much more than a picture alone. 3D can be found in use for 30 years in Plant Design, [...]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2012 by 3DVW.
Moscow officials haveconfirmed hat GLONASS administrators are involved in a graft probe. GLONASS is the Russian satellite navigation system, similar to the US GPS system and forms part of the GNSS constellation of satellites used around the globe to provide high quality satellite positioning and location services, enabling 3D and 4D applications and supporting most [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by 3DVW.
3D is growing significantly as China develops. In a presentation entitled ‘3D Cadastre Oriented Reconstruction of Administrative Procedure in Chinese Urban Land Management‘ authored by Guo Renzhong, Luo Ping, Jiang Renrong, Wang Weixi in Shenzhen, China at a recent conference, this growth is detailed. China has has 657 cities by 2011 Basic characteristic: diversification of property rights in vertical [...]
Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
PLW Modelworks has created a 3D model of the Itami, Japan airport. This model is striking for it’s detail and clarity. “Located just 10 km north of central Osaka is Japan’s Itami Airport (ITM). Since its opening in 1939, Itami Airport has become the primary airport for the Kansai region of Japan. In 1954, newlyweds [...]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
The annual Esri European User Conference opened today in Oslo. Bringing together a diverse audience of geographic information system (GIS) practitioners, educators, researchers and business people – all practising or interested in applying GIS. This year the event was sponsored by Geodata Norway. Geir Hansen, CEO at Geodata opened the event and welcomed the packed [...]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
One of the recurring topics associated with geographic information systems (GIS) surrounds the issue of determining their value. In the strictest sense a monetary value is sought. However, one can easily argue that many benefits of a GIS simply are not tangible and not readily translated into Euro and cents. This becomes even more difficult [...]
Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
What if Apple Maps Pulled a TomTom? The Guardian posts about the newly released Apple Maps for iOS 6. The article points to the differences between raster and vector data models as the reason for differences in download speeds. Since everything presented on a digital screen is raster (although the data may originate from a [...]
Posted on 01. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
Recently there has been debate about the importance of 3D for gaming. Eurogamer interviewed Sony UK boss Fergal Gara at Eurogamer Expo and posed some interesting questions, including a few asking about the Sony 3D strategy. And he basically said that the company was backing away from 3D, citing gamer dissatisfaction with the experience. This is [...]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by 3DVW.
3D digital data is an integral piece of the food production puzzle. Elevation data provides information that directly relates to the ability of land capability. Aspect, or the direction that slopes face, does as well since it is related to the amount of available sunlight and day length as well as impacting temperatures. Most people [...]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by 3DVW.
As the good news about the new Apple iPhone spreads, the bad news about the mapping capabilities is similarly spreading. Solving this problem is more about imaging and less about crowd-sourced street data gathering. All of these products can exchange cloud-based mapping data – provided accurate, high quality data were used. Google has solved this [...]