Make a panoramic Google Earth of your own with Liquid Galaxy.

Google just released footage and source code for its Liquid Galaxy blueprint.

Maybe not every SME or household  has the wherewithal to purchase eight 55-inch HDTVs and a dedicated Linux server for each, Google’s got everything else you need. The company just open-sourced the code, scripts and even the physical blueprint for its massive Liquid Galaxy rig late last week, letting folks buzz Google Earth natively across loads of screens. If you’re ready to build your own, you’ll find all that good stuff at our source link; if you first need a refresher course on why it’s worth the money.

COWI – 3D city model of Monaco

COWI – 3D city model of Monaco.

Photo: Principality of Monaco
COWI was awarded as part of a consortium to generate the 3D city model of Monaco at a very high level-of-detail, including facade details for the whole project area of 8sqkm.
New high-resolution aerial images For COWI’s semi-automatic 3D modelling, new aerial images with a resolution of 4,5cm will be used. The high resolution allowes COWI to model details on the roofs and the facades.

Impressive level-of-detailThe project requirements are challenging and will result in a 3D model including various facade details like balconies, canopies and stairs. The 3D city model will be even enhanced with modelled crossings, bridges as well as cliffs.

GIS and visualizationThe 3D city model is suitable for 3D visualization, but is also produced to a high GIS standard and can be used in the clients GIS (ESRI).

International 3D projects by COWIThe acquisition of the project in Monaco is supporting COWI’s strategy focusing on international 3D projects and becoming the leading global player in the field of 3D city modelling.

Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma

Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma.

Prairies stretch across much of Oklahoma, but the state also holds mountain ranges, including the Ouachita Mountains in the southeastern corner. Formed over 300 million years ago, these mountains are a highly eroded remnant of a much larger range, one that may have stretched from Texas into southeastern Canada.