About Us

Cube Cities is a floor-level technology platform designed to visually communicate building information. Using open data standards and browser-based virtual globes, Cube Cities develops applications that present building information vertically. Our expanding coverage includes thousands of buildings in the largest metros in the world. Learn more about Cube Cities here.

19 November 2014

Visualizing Downtown San Francisco's Office Vacancy Rate

Market Street, Downtown San Francisco
This is a data visualization of the office vacancy rate downtown San Francisco. Recorded at 6.7% in Q3 2014 by CBRE. The visualization illustrates buildings in and around the financial district with color codes indicating the building class. Blue buildings indicate commercial properties with available office space. Red floors approximate available space. Watch the video below to see a tour of the district.

South of Market, San Francisco
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17 November 2014

Midtown Manhattan Building Classes

Here's a floor-level visualization of the buildings of Midtown Manhattan colorized by building class. Blue for office, green for residential, purple for hotels, white for under construction and several others types. Imagine flying through Manhattan as the sun rises sets and seeing every floor and every building core, this is what this visualization depicts.

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29 October 2014

3D Building Security: Mapping Motion and Sound in NYC

Cross section of Midtown Manhattan

Cube Cities works with building automation software that can export building security data from motion and sound sensors. The graphic above is an illustration of commercial buildings in the Sixth & Rockefeller submarket in Midtown Manhattan. Green indicates detected movement on a floor and red indicates detected sound levels above normal room conversation (60 dB). This visualization is generated from private data sources and can be customized for tenants or property managers to learn more about their buildings.

These 3D visualizations can be explored from any perspective. Here is the same data as seen from Central Park South.
Detected motion and sound in Midtown buildings

See The View From Any Floor & Share with Twitter

Here's a new micro site that allows anyone to see the view from any building floor and then share the view as a direct URL using Twitter. We call the page Cube Views and its available here.

To get started, visit the top floor views of these famous buildings:

Cube Views
Questions on the Cube Views page? Looking for a building that's not in our list? Contact us here.

28 September 2014

Mapping Your LinkedIn Connections with 3D Cities

Cube Cities can map your contacts on LinkedIn to the floors in the 3D buildings on Google Earth. With the LinkedIn developer tools its possible to connect your contacts to floors and reorganize how you see your LinkedIn network, especially in dense urban areas. It's even possible to map the precise area of a floor occupied by your contact if the space is known. Watch the video below for a look at this integration and contact us for more information.

22 September 2014

3D Manhattan on Cesium using the iPhone 6 Plus

The latest version of iOS introduces support for the WebGL standard. This enables the Cesium mapping software to work on iPad and iPhone, without any app, plugin or special settings. This exciting development means that Cube Cities can now visualize any building or floor-level data directly onto iOS devices in the browser without any platform compatibility issues. The same user experience from desktop to mobile browser is now possible thanks to this significant leap forward for 3D virtual world software in the consumer market.

What's even better is Apple's latest iPhone introduces the new A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor. This hardware makes a big difference with our Cesium pages, resulting in the smoothest virtual world application we've ever experienced on a mobile device using our building data. Below is a screenshot of Lower Manhattan in 3D using Cesium on the iPhone 6 Plus. Buildings are colorized in the traditional Sim City usage pattern. Contact us for a demonstration.

Cube Cities Multigeometry Building Data in Lower Manhattan