Monday, June 24, 2013

Flight | Data | Visualization

Planning to fly to a BIM Conference like RTCNA or AU2013?
Planning a vacation?
Do you (also) simply like airline data and visualizations of live (and existing) events in society?
Do you wonder at the sheer overwhelming amounts of 'things' going on in nature at any one time?
-Well, If any of these apply to you, you may want to check out the following... The images are all links.
-Enjoy, J

Check out to keep up...with planes in the air via the images and Live Map below...

Turns out Flight Patterns and Contrailz are 2 awesome sites to get your visualized flight data on...

Contrailz: Yes, it's searchable!


FlowingData Article by Nathan Yau:

Need to track a flight to pick someone up from an airport (etc.)? Try

-All credit to/of original authors...Nathan Yau, Aaron Koblin, Alexey Papulovskiy (and everyone else involved ;-) THANKS!!!

Monday, June 03, 2013

Elevation Markers | Share | Load | Use

In response to a RevitForum post -where I included the Elevation Markers I created a few years back; when we were finally allowed, by the developers, to modify them (nearly) as we require... I am including them herein, for anyone interested to use...thus the "sharing" part of the title.

While these do not (since they (still) can not) exactly appear like the old hand-drawn ones (for reasons that I understand, due to sheet placement, etc.)...These are (IMHO) perfect! -Well, as much as they can be ;-) The little lines in the Interior Elevation markers (Unfilled) are needed due to the construct of the 'pointers' so If you find that an imperfection, that's on you...I got over it :-)

So without further ado: Download 'em from below, embed 'em into your template, set 'em as your Elevation Tags (refer to the image at right) and have at it!!!

The "Circle" and Parameters, followed by the embedded Types:

The "Pointer" and Parameters, followed by the embedded Types:

Download the "Circle" Here

Download the "Pointer" Here