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.

8 December 2014

Cube Cities granted U.S. Patent for Real Estate Information Technology

On December 4th of this year the United States Patent Office granted Cube Cities patent protection for it's real estate data visualization technology. With a priority date of November 2010, this patent describes a system and method for converting traditional formats of commercial and residential real estate data into geospatial objects that can be used to visualize many types of building information in 3D.

Cube Cities now holds patents in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Singapore.

Cube Cities visualization of Lower Manhattan real estate data

1 December 2014

Altus InSite Launches 3D Commercial Real Estate Search using Cube Cities Technology

Altus InSite, Canada's largest commercial real estate information provider has relaunched it's website featuring 3D search capabilities from Cube Cities. Users can now see the Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal office markets with new 3D floor-level visualizations from Cube Cities.

The new Cube Cities search functionality allows users to save 3D search results as well as refine markets by district and filter by Building Class and Direct or Sublet lease types.

Here's a look at the new AltusInSite website:


The new AltusInSite Homepage, Cube Cities search panel highlighted in red.

Vancouver's Office Market

Calgary's Office Market
Toronto's Office Market

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.