This week, San Francisco-based urban development software company Synthicity released a public version of GeoCanvas, its 3D geospatial visualization tool. The tool, which was initially developed as an in-house solution for visualizing large urban data sets, will now be available for real estate analysis, urban planning, geography and other applications. Synthicity hopes the tool will be useful for beginners and experts alike; although users can create visualizations using the tool by itself, they can also integrate more advanced libraries, such as Python-based scientific computing resource SciPy, into their workflows. The company has also released a set of video tutorials to get users up to speed with the tool’s functions.
3D Mapping with GeoCanvas
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.
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