Placemarks from KML

Creating a KML file from MySQL data with PHP

I recently had a need for a PHP script that queries a MySQL database for location-based point data (a LatLong coordinate and some descriptive information) and then creates a KML-file from that data on the fly. A file like this can then easily be loaded into Google Maps, Google Earth and other geospatial applications. In […] Read more..

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My presentations at the Google Geo User Summit 2011 United States

When I went to the 2011 Google Geo User Summit United States in Mountain View, CA this July, I had the chance to present two projects that I have worked on in the recent past here at the University of Massachusetts. “Building a 3D World” The first presentation was on our campus modeling project in […] Read more..

2011 Google Geo User Summit Recap

While I am semi-comfortably seated on my United Airlines flight and traversing all three North-American time zones on my way back to Massachusetts, it’s time to recap what happened at the 2011 Google Geo User Summit United States over the last two and a half days*. Overall summary: Wow, was that ever great fun!!! If […] Read more..

Rendering in SketchUp – a Video Overview

Interior perspective by senorjerome, on Flickr (CC) I meant to create a concise visual comparison of all available rendering software for SketchUp for quite a while now. To keep things organized I only added one video per software as well as links to the manufacturer’s websites and the current (February 2011) published cost. All prices are […] Read more..

The Construction Tree

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011!

Now that the year is almost over, it’s time to step back and look at what we all built over the past weeks… Wherever you are and whatever you celebrate, enjoy your holidays and some relaxing time with your families. I wish you all the best for the new year! Cheers, Alex P.S.: Yes, it’s […] Read more..

SketchUp on Spoon

Spoon-fed CAD

Although the Spoon website has apparently been around now for a few months, I just recently discovered it and I must say I like the concept. The idea is for a web service (Spoon) to deliver software to your computer from the cloud and then run it in a protected environment without requiring to actually […] Read more..

Introducing mini-Revit with an added cool-factor: Project Vasari

Apparently Autodesk has been busy lately amalgamating its acquisitions into something useful. As announced a few days ago on their blog, Project Vasari is their newest tool/toy for creating early-design massing and energy studies of parametric building models. Here’s a video that gives an overview: From what I can see so far, Autodesk reduced the […] Read more..

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