Nov 24 2006
I am a dedicated user of Second Life Grid and OpenSim immersive 3D technology, with a goal to apply these toward the practical creation of a paraverse that would support local governement operations. I have worked for City of Berkeley, California, and currently work for County of Marin. The vast majority of the time I spend on OpenSim is my own free time.
The opinions published on this site are all my own, did not necessarily represent the position of City of Berkeley, and do not necessarily represent the position of County of Marin, its elected representatives, or employees.
On the Second Life Agni grid I’m Darb Dabney. Although I did survive rotation at Caltech, I neither graduated nor was I ultimately a Darb. None the less, Dabney House holds a special place in my heart for the remarkably unique way that it celebrated life in 1978-1979.
My e-mail address is
darb AT simgis DOT com
In this blog Darb reflects on ways that decades of geospatial / GIS experience can be up-ended in mere weeks by the immersive experience of going in-world to Second Life, and how OpenSim can help make the connection between immersive 3D and GIS more feasible for real-world applications. OpenSim empowers one to create oodles of regions to model real-life civic reality as a mirror-world paraverse, augmenting enterprise spatial data systems, interactive maps, globes, and street-level geo-oriented imagery with immersive 3D models and the collaborate freedom that they provide.
(updated 2009 02 05)
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