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Chrome Experiments - Experiments with Google
"Street Cloud" by Callum Prentice / "An experiment to render multiple Google Street View ® scenes as a 3D point cloud using the LiDAR data captured along with the regular panorama images. This version generates multiple views based on a start point with max distance and allows you to render larger parts of any city."
There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities
“If you consider where and how urbanization is happening in the world, the single biggest place is China,” said Tim Stonor, the CEO of Space Syntax, Ltd, which guides architects and urban planners on the science of building cities. It opened an office in Beijing in November, hoping to use history’s largest urban migration as a stage for its unconventional approach to designing cities. / via @sonal chokshi
3D Maps Minus 3D / "3D-Maps-Minus-3D allows you to browse one of the major online satellite 3D-maps, but with all of the 3D-information removed. What's left is texture maps: two-dimensional images used by computer software to add color information to the 3D model." / by Clement Valla / via @Charlie Loyd
How Personalities Differ Across America [MAPS]
The paper looked at 1.5 million responses gathered from five different online surveys and assessed respondents across five key personality traits: Openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Three distinct regions emerged: the “Friendly and Conventional” states in the Midwest and South, “Related and Creative” states mainly on the West Coast, and the “Temperamental and uninhibited” states on the East Coast and in Texas.