1. dont-think-twice-fran:

    summer sales; songs sung

    Franny Harnisch

     

  2. Fresh lettuce and other greens from a hydroponic rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn to restaurants around New york

    http://gothamgreens.com/

     

  3. Las Vegas urban sprawl, Landsat images from 1976 to 2010

    "The large red areas are actually green space, mostly golf courses and city parks. The images become a lot sharper around 1984, when new instrument designs improved the ability to resolve smaller parcels of land.

    These images were created using reflected light from the near-infrared, red and green portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (Landsat 5 TM bands 4,3,2 and Landsat 1-3 MSS bands 4,2,1).

    Landsat data have been instrumental in increasing our understanding of forest health, storm damage, agricultural trends, urban growth, and many other ongoing changes to our land.

    NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) jointly manage Landsat, and the USGS preserves a 40-year archive of Landsat images with freely available data over the Internet. The next Landsat satellite, now known as the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) and later to be called Landsat 8, is scheduled for a launch in January 2013.”

     


  4. Another blog?

    "a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem"

    http://www.spatialagency.net/

     


  5. "Google unveils 3D cities in Google Earth and offline Google Maps for Android" - The Guardian

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2012/jun/06/google-maps-3d-street-view1

    - Why, though? 3D cities might look pretty, but what are the actual benefits to this kind of technology besides swooping virtually over San Francisco or London to show off a smartphone or tablet?

    "Behind the scenes, this is very valuable for future applications like augmented reality," said Parsons.

    "It gives you the ability to attach information to objects in three dimensions. For example, I’m currently sitting on the sixth floor of an office in Soho, and that’s three-dimensional information. Increasingly, mapping will be more and more 3D both online, and on mobile devices."

    It’s notable that the latter are getting the new 3D feature first: a sign of Google’s priorities when it comes to rolling out new mapping functionality across Google Maps and Google Earth.

    "We think mapping and geographical information is probably most useful when you’re mobile," said Parsons. "We have been mobile-first in Google Maps for quite a while," added McClendon. "The largest consumers of map data in the future will be mobile."

     

  6. "It’s not a metaphor"

     

  7. Eugène Hénar, Cities of the Future

     

  8. Celebration, Florida. A Town by Disney

     

  9. Manhattan’s underground and unrealised moving sidewalk (platform) projects. “From Williamsburg to Bowling Green,[…] the fare will be one cent and the speed will be from five to nine miles an hour.” (1903). Second image is from 1910. Third image incorporates a shoping arcade next to the moving platform as “stationary platform”

     

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