...the second edition.
- Greatest thanks go
Klaus-Peter Beier, Ph.D., Director of the 3D Laboratory in the
Duderstadt Center of The University of Michigan, for his ongoing advice
and support associated with various projects related to this one. The
staff of the 3D lab, Lars Schumann, Scott Hamm, Brett Lyons, Eric
Maslowski, and Steffen Heise have been helpful in so many ways:
- Peter Beier's
remarkably clear and beautifully-conceived lectures in Engineering 477
taught the author concepts in 3D modeling that transcended individual
software packages making it feasible for her to leverage a wide range
of changing software to follow paths of interest. His graduate
student instructors, particularly Thana Chirapiwat and Bonnie Bao,
graciously aided her in learning to master the intricacies of modeling
both in high-end graphics packages and in underlying source code (vrml)
that later proved of great value in merging files created for the Google
Earth® displays in this book.
- Lars Schumann
offered wise suggestions concerning the display of the entire set of
buildings. Not only did he initiate such suggestions but also
followed through with the testing of their implementation. In
addition he kept the author and others informed, through his constant
monitoring of the Google Earth® site, of latest
developments. Both he and Matthew Naud originally suggested to
the author their interest in placing the existing 3D models into Google
- Scott Hamm offered
expert advice on giving demonstrations on the large size display
screens available in the 3D Laboratory.
this atlas would not be possible in its present form.
Finally, thanks to
reviewers for constructive comment, to many others who have observed
the development of this project, and to my family: husband,
William C. Arlinghaus; son, William E. Arlinghaus; and,
daughter-in-law, Kari Suffel Arlinghaus. Their patience and
kindness have been critical to the development of these materials.
- Kris Oswalt,
President of Community Systems Foundation, also helped to make the
current work possible with his support of software. The
importance of having Google SketchUp Pro® and Google Earth Pro® permitted
the transition from GIS files to Google Earth Pro® and Google SketchUp Pro® files in a seamless manner
using the GIS database to extrude sets of buildings from data appearing
in the First Edition.
- Matthew Naud
supplied files from the City of Ann Arbor and has been a constant
participant in this project from its outset to its present form.
His advice and support have been invaluable. Both he and Lars Schumann
originally suggested to the author their interest in placing the
existing 3D models into Google Earth®.
- Files generously
supplied by IT folks, initially for the First Edition but which also
play into the Second Edition:
- Merle Johnson of
the City of Ann Arbor ITS Department and Chandra Hurd (later Gochanour)
of the City of Ann Arbor Planning Department both contributed maps and
data: the former was generous in sharing aerials and maps from
City of Ann Arbor files and the latter was helpful in sharing her
expertise in analyzing city data and in checking selected files.
- Donald T. Uchman,
Coordinator of Space Graphics, Space Information and Planning, Plant
Extension--AEC, The University of Michigan, generously shared official
University map files on locations and sizes of buildings.
- Current files, and
their immediate predecessors, were shown to, or discussed with, various
groups to elicit
feedback during 2006:
- Community Systems
Foundation Annual Conference
- Eric Lipson
(Vice-Chair, City of Ann Arbor Planning Commission) and Vince Caruso
(Chair, Allen Creek Watershed Group).
- City of Ann Arbor
- Matthew Naud, City
of Ann Arbor Environmental Coordinator
- Community Systems
Foundation group: John Nystuen, Gwen Nystuen, Fred Goodman,
Barton Burkhalter, Ann Larimore
- Board of Directors
of local League of Women Voters (Shirley Axon, Judith Mich, and others).
- Tracy Davis (Ann
Arbor News), Vivienne Armentrout (Ann Arbor Observer)
- Group including
folks from the City and from the University.
- Many thanks to
Prof. Michael Batty, Ph.D., of University College London (Director,
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) for his continuing
encouragement in working with Google Earth®, both as a participant and
a co-author on related projects.
- Software and
- Google Earth Pro®
- Google SketchUp Pro®
- Adobe PhotoShop®
- Adobe ImageReady
- ESRI software:
ArcView® GIS with Spatial
Analyst® and 3D Analyst®
- Microsoft Office®
- Windows XP®
- Hewlett-Packard Pavilion®
with Intel Pentium 4 Processor®
Please note the following caution--while donations of digital
material were all current at one time, there is a lag in creating
from them. Regular updating of material continues.
To all of
the individuals mentioned here, as well as to those mentioned in the
1st Edition, goes
deep appreciation. Remaining
errors are those of the editor and principal author alone.
...the first edition
In addition to those above, there are a number of individuals who were
either important in the development or the use of the First Edition:
from Prof. Beier's course, Engineering 477, Virtual Reality, Fall 2005,
2004, and 2003:
- 2005: A. Domzal, U. S. Hwang, K. J.
- 2004: R. Ramesh, I.
Shani, and N. Nolan.
- 2003: T. Kwon,
A. Lazzaro, P. Oppenheim, and A. Rosenblum
employed by the Downtown Residential Taskforce:
Douglas S. Kelbaugh (Dean,
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, The University of
Michigan), Fred J. Beal (President, J. C. Beal Construction, Ann
Arbor), Susan Pollay (Executive Director, Downtown Development
Authority), Karen Hart (Planning Director, City of Ann Arbor), Jean
Carlberg (City Council), Wendy Woods (City Council), Steve Thorp
(Chair, Planning Commission), Frances Todoro (Mayor's Office), Robert
Gillett, and William D. Kinley. Their thoughtful comments have helped,
in various ways, to shape selected images. Brian Barrick and
Peter Pollack, both of
Pollack Designs, followed this work with interest, as did Ray Detter,
DDA Citizens Advisory Committee.
The First Edition, itself, is
the best source of notation of other individuals who have participated
in various ways over the past 6 years.
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