Tag: google

  • High Speed Internet: We’re on Our Own…

    Google has chosen Kansas City, Kansas as their partner in deploying 1 gigabyte/second network services to the community. Chapel Hill applied with some gusto several years ago for the “honor”. At the time I argued that while it would be nice to have the financial backing of Google, Google’s reticence in discussing privacy, security and […]

  • Downtown Development Initiative: Our Fair City Before Lot #5

    Making some progress on a GoogleEarth visualization of downtown. Here’s some data if you want to either visualize Chapel Hill within GoogleEarth or want to start fresh with a re-import. Small caveat on the GoogleEarth import – don’t turn on the terrain as I still need to tweak the elevations to get the right output. […]

  • GoogleEarth Experiment: RAM Development Flybys

    This is still very raw, but I thought I’d put out this demo to stir some thought within the community. Visualization tools like GoogleEarth (GE) can help remove some of the difficulty in assessing the visual impact of new development. Our town’s planning department has the raw data needed to create a GoogleEarth representation of […]