Hi List, 

I think linking MASON to something like NASA worldwind would provide this functionality. For example see http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/java/demos/ that has a demo of building's (called Extruded Shapes). 


On Mar 30, 2011, at 2:17 PM, Sanchez, Ricardo wrote:

Hi list,
I was wondering if anyone has tried building a simulation inside a 3D urban environment. Iíve started looking at GeoMason and the CampusWorld demo is great. However, I need a 3D environment, e.g. with building heights and elevation data, so that I can make line of sight calculations. For example, say I wanted to extend the CampusWorld demo to determine cell phone coverage for each of the agents on the ground, ignoring multipath and other E&M transmission effects. What would be the best way to import the building and elevation data?
-ricardo sanchez
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