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All at Sea – Google 3D Warehouse and Lumion

Lumion is a 3D engine for rapid visualisation, it allows models to be quickly imported and integrated within more complex scenes.  One of its strong points is support for the COLLADA  – COLLAborative Design Activity file format for interactive 3D applications file format, allowing models to be easily exported from Google SketchUp. As a quick test of its capabilities we headed…

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We are pleased to announce the publication special issue of  Future Internet, Volume 3, Issue 4 (December 2011).  Edited by Dr. Christopher Pettit Principal Research Scientist and Research Manager, Spatial Information Sciences, Department of Primary Industries Victoria, Australia and Dr. Arzu Coltekin,Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 80750 Zürich, Switzerland, the issue represents…

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Everyblog needs a ‘cat post’ and 2000 or so posts in we introduce the SkyScrather over on kickstart

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The Heights: The Anatomy of a Skyscraper

The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognizable icon of the modern urban landscape. Providing offices, homes, restaurants, and shopping to thousands of inhabitants, modern skyscrapers function as small cities- with infrastructure not unlike that hidden beneath our streets. At the time of year when your looking for a book on all…

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Quick and Easy Arch Viz – Lumion

Realtime rendering has moved on a long way in recent years – a prime example is Lumion® a real-time 3D visualisation tool for architects, urban planners and designers. Suited for creating videos, still renderings and live demonstrations with a quick turnaround Lumion provides high quality output and best of all…

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GEMMA Early Beta

GEMMA Early Beta

Finally we are nearing the end of the project (ok technically at the end but its both complex and exciting so we might squeeze in a few more days yet) we would like to introduce the world to GEMMA, the Geospatial Engine for Mass Mapping Applications.  GEMMA was designed to…

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So finally we are nearing the end of the project (ok technically at the end but its both complex and exciting so we might squeeze in a few more days yet) we would like to introduce the world to GEMMA, the Geospatial Engine for Mass Mapping Applications. GEMMA was designed…

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3D Map of London’s Urban Complexity

Dr Duncan Smith, a Research Fellow here in CASA and author of our latest blog – Urban Geographics has produced an interesting visualisation of London’s Urban form: The visualisation of the density and function of the built-environment shows the dominance of the intensifying city-centre, corridors of commercial development and the…

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