CASA Smart Cities Conference Report

Last Friday (April 20th) over 350 members of the public attended our Smart Cities ‘Bridging Physical and Digital’ open day and conference at Senate House, London. The full day of talks, accompanied by the Smart Cities exhibition, was aimed at opening a discussion on the meaning behind the Smart City…

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Google Project Glass

Having recently made various presentations on the future of augmented reality, we have to say that the Google Glasses concept brings AR back into play: With technology it always seems like one is waiting for the next big thing, but this takes it to another level…. Find out more at http://g.co/projectglass

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Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social

Carrying on the theme of new papers, we are pleased to announce the following publication: Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 306-321; doi:10.3390/fi4010306 Article Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social Gerard Goggin  Department of Media and Communications, The University of Sydney, Holme Building (Ao9a), Sydney NSW 2006, Australia Received: 22 December 2011;…

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Time-lapse footage of the Earth as seen from the ISS

In the words of NASA –  Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and…

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Greeble, MassFX and Lumion: Bouncing Balls in the City

As part of the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation, here in CASA, we are exploring various concepts relating to urban visualisation. These include both traditional urban based modelling approaches and more abstract visualisations and simulation techniques. Currently we are exploring applications for physics engines in urban modelling, the…

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New York Taxi’s: Origins vs. Destination Viz

Carrying on form our previous post – Origins vs. Destinations visualises  data drawn from a random sample of New York City Yellow Cab GPS data collected in 2010: Programmed by Juan Francisco Saldarriaga, Spatial Information Design Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University the data is…

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Demo – Live 3D Kinect Streaming: The Future of Webcams

George MacKerron here in CASA has been looking at using a Kinect or three in our forthcoming ANALOGIES (Analogues of Cities) conference + exhibition. Inspired in part by Ruairi Glynn‘s amazing work here at UCL, along with Martin at CASA who has been happily experimenting with the OpenKinect bindings for Processing, George has recently got to grips with the excellent Three.js, which makes WebGL — aka 3D…

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Taxi! Data Viz of 10,000 Taxi’s in Manhattan

Taxi! is an analytical model that maps the trip data for 10,000 taxi rides over the course of 24 hours. Geographic location data for the origin and destination of each ride is combined with waypoint data collected from the Google Maps API in order to generate a geographically accurate representation…

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The Street Network Evolution of Crowdsourced Maps: OpenStreetMap in Germany 2007–2011

We are pleased to note another new paper in Future Internet Journal as part of the special issue on on NeoGeography and WikiPlanning: The Street Network Evolution of Crowdsourced Maps: OpenStreetMap in Germany 2007–2011 Pascal Neis 1,* , Dennis Zielstra 2  and Alexander Zipf 1  1 Geoinformatics Research Group, Department of Geography, University of Heidelberg, Berliner Street 48, D-69120…

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