Once again, right on time, Penn State Public Broadcasting has released Episode Three of their excellent “Geospatial Revolution” project.
If you’ve missed either of the first two episodes, I strongly suggest you go back and watch them. Episode One covered a wide overview of “how” and “why” questions regarding geospatial technologies, and Episode Two dug into more specific examples including the City of Portland and the well-known shipping company UPS.
Episode Three covers a variety of safety and war-related topics, such as:
To help facilitate the modeling and get the city built out as quickly as possible, Google and Design8 are putting together a workshop next month to help teach users how to create buildings using Building Maker and SketchUp. The workshop will be held at the Delft University of Technology, just a few miles from The Hague. If you’re in the area, you can sign up for the workshop here.
The goal of the workshop is to help each volunteer model 10 buildings, which should accumulate to some excellent city-wide coverage once all of those models go live.
There are certainly some talented modelers that have been working on locations in The Hague, and hopefully this event will inspire them to model even more. For example, check out the excellent model below:
We’ll have to check back in with The Hague in a few months to see what kind of progress this workshop has been able to inspire. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to attend, please let us know how it goes!