|Commercial buildings with available space in Downtown Montréal|
31 May 2016
The video below shows a time lapse of changing office market conditions downtown Montréal from Q3 2014 to Q2 2016. This is a data product for the five largest Canadian cities that can now be provided by Altus Data Solutions. Note that this video hides all of the non-commercial buildings as well as the commercial buildings that do not have vacancy. Explore the Montréal office market here.
11 April 2016
This 3D visualization of Calgary's office market is interactive and can be explored on Altus InSite's 3D View for Canadian office markets.
|The increase in available office space downtown Calgary over 15 months.|
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The same time period shown from another angle on downtown Calgary.
6 February 2016
We recently had the opportunity to visit the Canary Wharf Group's offices at One Canada Square in London's Docklands district. They have a panoramic view of the City of London from their 39th floor office. The company has built an impressive physical model (pictured below) of the existing Canary Wharf buildout that includes models of the proposed and under-construction towers in the quickly expanding business district. The graphic directly below shows the location of their office space in our floor visualization app. London's Canary Wharf is a perfect example of a dense urban area where floor-level data visualization has many applications to communicate the varied aspects of large-scale mixed use development.
24 January 2016
|Available units highlighted in red at One57, click to enlarge|
Here's a look at an application we've recently developed that can visualize residential listings for New York City. This application allows us to fetch all listings in one or more buildings and use high quality phototextured models of the subject properties. An example is shown above with the supertall skyscraper One57 in Midtown Manhattan.
Combining residential listing data feeds with 3D interfaces like those developed by Cube Cities is a powerful way to analyze market data. It becomes possible to see exactly where space is located in a building and so the views and floorplans are more easily understood. Users can even see the real-world views automatically with this type of 3D application.
Our residential application can be used to showcase sale or rental listings and can easily receive data from standard industry data feeds or internal private data using Excel files.
13 January 2016
We were honoured to present our work at Cube Cities at the Tools & Technologies for Campus and Building Cluster Sustainability Management Workshop at Carleton University this week. Professor Liam O'Brien organized an outstanding and very well attended event showcasing the latest in data visualization techniques for building energy and design management. The NSERC-sponsored event hosted approximately 50 researchers and industry representatives to discuss the current state of the art and future industry and researcher needs. Cube Cities was included on a panel discussing building performance data and design visualization with groups from Autodesk, Carleton University, UBC and the University of Calgary.
Additionally, it was exciting to learn about a new project at Carleton that is using Cesium to visualize energy and water usage data in buildings on campus. Learn more about that project at the Human-Building Interaction Lab here.
|Cesium-leveraged example imagery of a building analytics app from Shawn Shi (and team) at Carleton's HBI Lab|
9 November 2015
|The updated AltusInSite.com website with the Cube Cities 3D Search Portal|
We've launched a new search portal on the AltusInSite homepage that uses the latest Cesium 3D mapping software. This new portal replaces our previous Google Earth-based 3D map that had been running on the AltusInSite homepage for the last year. Because we've migrated to Cesium from Google Earth, the new portal is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.
Additionally, our 3D office market coverage has been expanded to include Ottawa, which joins Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montréal in our 3D search results.
|Downtown Toronto Office Market|
Direct Links to Live Office Market Data in 3D