Subterranean Sydney: A cross-section of Town Hall Station made with iPhone LiDAR
Using just an iPhone with LiDAR to create a cross-section 3D model and image of Town Hall Station with the LiDAR sensor on an iPhone.
Canada Bay Council plans to remove Heath St cycleway due to a misleading traffic report
Canada Bay Council plans to remove the cycleway it received $7m of state funding for. In this analysis I outline errors and flaws in the engineering report recommending the removal (which has now been hidden from the Canada Bay Council website).
Generating aerial imagery with your iPhone’s LiDAR sensor
This technical guide details how you can create your own aerial imagery and 3D models of streets with the built in iPhone LiDAR sensor and open source tools in the OpenDroneMap package.
Swimming in the Sydney CBD – Marrinawi Cove
Today Marrinawi Cove at Barangaroo opened for legal swimming after one final check of the shark net integrity. Sydney Morning Herald broke the story and the ABC wrote shortly after. According to the NSW state government it is the first new harbour swimming spot to open west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in more than 50 years!
Observations from Australia’s first Micromobility Conference
Over the weekend I attended Australia’s first micromobility conference. The sessions were organised into themes reflecting the challenges Australia faces in transitioning it’s transport network and urban planning – from car and highway dominated streets to a safer, lower emission and more pleasant city permitting cycling, walking and other journeys.
Visualising Sydney bus congestion with Marey charts
As a side project I built Sydney Transit Graph – a visualisation of real-time Sydney bus congestion. Each line on the graph (a Marey chart) represents a bus completing its route (percentage) over time.
Lunar Eclipse above the Opera house
Cycled over to the opera house and got these shots last night. It’s always wonderful when people want to come and watch the camera LCD to get a better view! Shot on a Canon 5D IV, Signal 100-600mm zoom.
Mapping Sydney Billboards: Every QMS advertising panel in Sydney
Map live at SydneyAdvertisingMap.com. See also: Max Bo’s analysis of how many placed next to Telstra telephones: https://observablehq.com/@mjbo/sydney-qms-panel-public-telephone-pairings If you live in Sydney you will have seen them – the 86 inch advertising screens in the City of Sydney Council. These advertising panels are known as communication pylons in the language of the developer approvals. […]