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Tom van Arman, Director & Founder , posted

ModelMe3D - City Information Modeling !!!DEMO!!!

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Howdy - this Friday 25.09 @12h we'll be giving a demo to show you MM3D - a new “white board” for city information modeling that can empower you or any other project stakeholders to plan, collaborate & share projects. In this webinar we’ll show you what all these features and functionalities mean for your own real-world projects. We’ll be using the Marineterrein (former navy base) in the heart of Amsterdam as our user case. Interested? Grab a sandwich and sign up here: bit.ly/MM3D_MT

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Tom van Arman, Director & Founder , posted

ModelMe3D - city information modeling WEBINAR 04.09.2020

One very exciting smart city initiative we’re working on is called ModelMe3D - a brand new city information modeling platform for future city makers. As a virtual white board, MM3D empowers designers and stakeholders to plan, collaborate & share. Since its entirely web based you can create your first project in seconds, and each scene comes with data rich 3D context of real city locations. Interested? Grab a sandwich and join us Friday 04 September @12:00 for a live demo here: https://bit.ly/MM3D_Webinar

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Tom van Arman, Director & Founder , posted

1.5 meters is the new unit for smart city designers.

As Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on public health and local economies around the world, one over-looked Corona casualty has been our collective space. Here in densely populated Amsterdam we are slowly, carefully, cautiously transitioning into a new urban landscape. As a smart city architect and designer, I wanted to start exploring this new 1.5 meter unit on the Marineterrein, Amsterdam’s inner-city testbed for future living environments. Using a computer fan, dental mirror, lego, and yes - a Laser pointer, I set out with my son to visualize what social distancing means on footbridges, fitness gardens, picnic tables, park benches, stairs, swimming docks and familiar Amsterdam furniture. Watch the video and learn how to build your own at https://www.tapp.nl/blog/mapping-social-distance-in-an-inner-city-testbed

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Tom van Arman, Director & Founder , posted

Lidar - A New Canvas For 21st Century Landscapes

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Lidar is what robots use to read and navigate our built environment. Also known as point cloud or 3D scanning, Lidar becomes a wonderful 'black canvas' to paint a new portrait of our digital surroundings. We created a point cloud scan animation of the Marineterrein in the heart of Amsterdam that revealed the many data sets being collecting in our living lab. Like Bob Ross, we used the data and points to paint to a new landscape explaining our 21st century city.

Check out how we created this animation here: http://tapp.nl/point-cloud-scan-animation

I'll be giving alking about the point cloud animation and process at the upcoming Sensemakers AMS talk “DigitalTwins - cities, neighborhoods and infra” 19 February 2020. Signup here: http://meetu.ps/e/Hwyjq/8dXgR/a

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Tom van Arman, Director & Founder , posted

Amsterdam Smart City-Zen Home Tour

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Amsterdam is a Smart City full of active and smart citizens. But what is a smart citizen? And what does a 21st century Dutch smart home look like? During this 90min tour you are invited to explore and interact with smart thermostats, smart lighting and smart metering other clean tech and other transformative home automation solutions.

In the Amsterdam Smart City-Zen Home Tour we’ll get you out of the powerpoint and into and the living room of an actual smart home located in Amsterdam Nieuw-West where you are invited to explore the smart energy pilot City-Zen Virtual Power Plant and other energy solutions like Toon smart thermostat and other connected devices.

Each tour is roughly 90min, with a focus on smart energy and home automation. Your group and organization will get to see and interact with these technologies in their native habitats followed by a presentation about what it means for our home, city and you!

Each tour & presentation includes locally sourced snacks & refreshments.

The talks will be in English.

Watch Gizomodo’s interview of our smart home here:

<https://gizmodo.com/this-house-is-a-living-experiment-for-the-future-of-ene-1826844445>

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Future Mobility Amsterdam - 8 Concepts from California College of the Arts

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As of the 1st of July 2019, Amsterdam officially began to ban the use of mobile phones while biking. How then, do we safely use navigation apps while biking? Graduate design students from the California College of the Arts Oakland asked these questions and many more during their summer program “Urban Mobility Amsterdam”. For example, one industrial design team proposed a hands free solution titled “INNATE” an Intuitive Navigation System for bike grips to connect your favorite Map app and guide you safely through the city via haptics and LED signals built into your handlebars! The students developed and presented their final concepts at Van Moof HQ on Thursday 27 June. For more information about this concept and 7 more please visit http://bit.ly/Maas-AMS

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