Sunday, August 24, 2008

YouCity Map of Lower Manhattan in Action

Here's a look at the fully 3d map of Lower Manhattan created by new mapping startup YouCity. Very stunning and well done.

You City: Sample Map of Manhattan from digitalurban on Vimeo.

I spoke with the president of YouCity last monthago and he informed me most of Manhattan is already done and told me all of the buildings are fully modeled in 3d by a team of modeler's.

It will be interesting to see how the mapping device evolves over the next few years.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

SimNew York Turns Five!

The project turned five a month or two ago but I have not had time to make an update until now.

I'm celebrating by giving two 3D gift's to all the BATer's out there and taking a look back at the history of New York being created in SimCity and showing what's around the curve for Sim New York as well as a few other projects I'm working on.

Next month I'll be releasing The Globe from the World Trade Center to pay tribute to 9/11 as well as the long awaited Park Avenue Tower.

We'll also take a look a the different looks of various New York's taxis cruising around the streets of New York since they were painted the iconic yellow in the 1970's and we'll head to the Queens for a second installment of my neighborhood spotlight series.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Brooklyn Bontantical Gardens and Park Slope

More from Brooklyn for today.

This time a look of progress so far with Park Slope. There's still a lot to due but things are coming along slowly. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are in the upper part of the picture.

A closer look of the botanical gardens. Not an exact replica due to the clam shell fountain but close.

More next time.