Schreyer’s Favorite Places Open-Source Project Implemented at Smith College

As it turned out, finding the places that really matter to people on a campus wasn't just for UMass. Smith College now has their own "Favorite Places" app. Implemented by Jon Caris, director of the Spatial Analysis Lab at Smith, this web app now allows anyone at Smith to share their experiences on and around their campus. The "Favorite Places" web app was originally developed by Alexander Schreyer, Senior Lecturer in BCT, to help with the UMass master planning process. In the meantime, it has been made available freely as an open-source project. Link: http://www.smith.edu/news/map-for-that  ...
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Simi Hoque’s Urban Modeling

Dr. Simi Hoque is passionate about improving the ways in which buildings use the earth’s resources.  She teaches environmental systems and sustainable design principles in the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Her research, partially funded by the Center’s Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, is focused around the application and development of energy-efficient buildings. Dr. Hoque specializes in energy modeling, resource efficiency, and systems design. She is co-author of a recent online publication (October 2013) intended to provide a quantitative approach to assessing sustainability indicators in a city. Research Cities today generate almost two-thirds of the world’s primary energy demand. By 2030, this is projected to increase to three-quarters, matching the urban sector’s expected share of global energy-related CO2 emissions. The current urban outlook demands a comprehensive understanding of urban sustainability policies and programs to address climate change and energy security. Dr. Hoque’s research is aimed at developing an analytical framework to integrate the performance indicators for buildings, transportation systems, and green spaces...
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Alexander Schreyer to Speak on “Geo-Based 3D Modeling and Visualization”

Alexander Schreyer to Speak on “Geo-Based 3D Modeling and Visualization”

The third IGERT seminar in the spring semester will be by Alexander Schreyer, faculty member in Building and Construction Technology, on Thursday March 8 in the Kellogg room in Elab II at UMass. The talk will start at 12:30. An abstract can be found here: https://windenergyigert.umass.edu/seminar/3d-modeling-and-visualization  ...
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BCT Students Model Amherst College in 3D

BCT Students in the BCT 420 and ECO 697SB classes just finished modeling 30+ buildings at Amherst College in 3D. Once approved by Google, those will appear in the official "3D Buildings" layer in Google Earth. Follow the link below to watch a video or download the KMZ file for Google Earth: http://blogs.umass.edu/bct420-schreyer/student-work/amherst-college-in-3d...
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Schreyer speaks at the 2011 Google Geo User Summit United States

Alexander Schreyer, lecturer in Building and Construction Technology, presented two of his recent UMass-related projects at the first Google Geo User Summit held in the United States where he was an invited speaker. The event took place at the Googleplex (Google's headquarters) in Mountain View, California. His presentations covered: The student-created 3D model of all UMass buildings, which is currently viewable in Google Earth (browse to the "01003" ZIP-code and turn on the "3D Buildings" layer). A crowdsourcing application that lets people submit their favorite places on the UMass campus using Google Maps: "My Favorite Places" (http://www.umass.edu/myfavoriteplaces) You can view his presentations and learn more about the event on his website....
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