Tagged: Google Maps

Google keeps making our lives better - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 19, 2019

Navigating post-earthquake Christchurch was tough. Every day brought a new set of road closures to route around. And they weren’t always easy to predict in advance. If enough roads were closed on the south side of town, I’d want to take the longer northern loop to get from New Brighton to the University – but I wouldn’t know that until … Read More

Google Street View – A Useful Research Tool? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jul 10, 2017

Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Amber Pearson, Amanda Rzotkiewicz, A/Prof George Thomson Looking at Google Street View can be highly amusing. If you’ve ever wandered around a neighbourhood with Street View on Google Maps, you’ll have realised that everyone’s faces are blurred. Google is very concerned with privacy, so they’ve implemented an algorithm that finds out which parts of their photos … Read More

Data visualisation shows endless potential - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 06, 2009

A couple of excellent uses of data visualisation software have popped up in the media over the last few days and best of all, both display kiwi innovation at work. Nextspace, the Auckland-based cluster of 3D graphics companies, says it is building a “Visual City” platform for Auckland which would display visually on a 3D map of the new … Read More