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The Dow is on track to wrap up its worst week since March

  • New York (CNN Business) - It has been a messy week for the stock market.
  • The Dow is on track for its worst week since March, when the market tumbled under the first wave of coroanvirus infections and lockdowns.
  • We're not back in lockdown mode yet, but in Europe, countries have tightened restrictions again to combat a second wave.
  • The Dow opened down 0.4%, or 109 points, on Friday.
  • The index kicked the day off 0.5% lower, and it's on track for its worst week since at least June.
  • But if losses accelerate it could be its worst since March as well.
  • The Nasdaq Composite opened 0.8% lower, putting it on pace for its worst week since September.
  • Big tech is looking less enticing Friday as well.
  • Apple and Amazon, which reported earnings late Thursday, saw their shares tumble at the market open.

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Ten years late, Berlin's Brandenburg Airport finally opens (during a pandemic)

  • Berlin (CNN) - It's 10 years behind schedule, 4 billion euros over budget and there's a global pandemic crippling the aviation industry.
  • The massive 1,470-hectare site in the Schönefeld region southeast of Berlin aims to be the state-of-the-art transportation hub that the German capital has always lacked, and will open up connections to more long-haul destinations.
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) is reported to have already been granted 300 million euros in state aid, without transporting a single passenger -- and while there's no airport in the world not feeling the heat right now, Berlin's new airport is no stranger to crisis.
  • So why did the new airport -- officially called Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt -- take so long to build?
  • Efforts to privatize the project failed, leaving the airport's board in charge, under the ownership of the federal German government, the state of Brandenburg and the city of Berlin.

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Loading 3D City Models in QGIS

  • QGIS is one of the most popular free and open-source cross-platform desktop GIS application software that every GIS geek knows.
  • This article will introduce the use of this plugin for loading the CityJSON 3D city models with some examples.
  • One of the most popular data schemas for the 3D city models is the OGC CityGML which is a global data model for describing 3D geo-spatially-enabled urban models; developed by the OGC (open geospatial consortium).
  • After the CityJSON is loaded to your QGIS project, you can visualize it in 3D by opening a new 3D Map View (View => New 3D Map View [Ctrl + Alt + m]).
  • This short article introduces the CityJSON; a light 3D City Model encoding for the 3D city model and shows how to visualize these data models in an open-source GIS desktop software QGIS.

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Loading 3D City Models in QGIS

  • QGIS is one of the most popular free and open-source cross-platform desktop GIS application software that every GIS geek knows.
  • This article will introduce the use of this plugin for loading the CityJSON 3D city models with some examples.
  • One of the most popular data schemas for the 3D city models is the OGC CityGML which is a global data model for describing 3D geo-spatially-enabled urban models; developed by the OGC (open geospatial consortium).
  • After the CityJSON is loaded to your QGIS project, you can visualize it in 3D by opening a new 3D Map View (View => New 3D Map View [Ctrl + Alt + m]).
  • This short article introduces the CityJSON; a light 3D City Model encoding for the 3D city model and shows how to visualize these data models in an open-source GIS desktop software QGIS.

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Loading 3D City Models in QGIS

  • QGIS is one of the most popular free and open-source cross-platform desktop GIS application software that every GIS geek knows.
  • This article will introduce the use of this plugin for loading the CityJSON 3D city models with some examples.
  • One of the most popular data schemas for the 3D city models is the OGC CityGML which is a global data model for describing 3D geo-spatially-enabled urban models; developed by the OGC (open geospatial consortium).
  • After the CityJSON is loaded to your QGIS project, you can visualize it in 3D by opening a new 3D Map View (View => New 3D Map View [Ctrl + Alt + m]).
  • This short article introduces the CityJSON; a light 3D City Model encoding for the 3D city model and shows how to visualize these data models in an open-source GIS desktop software QGIS.

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Mailing lists are resistant to censorship

  • That contributions pass through a centralized mailing list is often only a formality — the project maintainers and others likely to have comments will usually be Cc’d on the emails, and they’ll be delivered directly to them without the list’s help.
  • Recipients can provide feedback by replying to the email, sending their comments directly to the contributor, and bypassing the mailing list entirely.
  • The list faithfully records these emails and forwards them to interested parties, but it’s not actually required for this to work.
  • Like git distributes repositories to anyone working on them, mailing lists distribute a complete archive of the list to everyone who is subscribed to them.
  • SourceHut’s tools — bug trackers, mailing lists, git repos, and so on — can work independently of one other.
  • Embracing decentralized, open standards like email and mailing lists is a good tool for censorship resistance.

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JB Hi-FI sales surge into new year

  • JB Hi-Fi boss Richard Murray told investors at the group's annual meeting on Thursday that sales in the Australian businesses including The Good Guys chain surged by strong double digits in the first quarter of the new financial year.
  • Mr Murray said despite store closures in the Melbourne metro area due to COVID-19 restrictions during the start of the year, he was happy with the 27.6 per cent jump in same store sales growth at JB Hi-Fi Australia.
  • Mr Murray said the company's online businesses have continued to scale and meet the needs of its customers in a period where restrictions have impacted their ability to visit physical stores.
  • The CEO of the electronics and home appliances retailer said the group made a great start to the year but declined to provide sales guidance due to COVID-19 uncertainties.

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Open-Source 3D Semantical Building Models in 2020

  • In the recent Geo Data Science projects, there are more and more uses of the semantical 3D city models or advanced analysis and visualization tasks in a variety of application domains such as urban planning, indoor/outdoor pedestrian navigation, environmental simulations, cultural heritage, or facility management [1].
  • The CityGML is the global data model schema for describing 3D geo-spatially-enabled urban models; developed by the OGC (open geospatial consortium).
  • CityGML urban object data attribute classes include Semantics, Geometry, Topology, and Appearance.
  • This article includes a list of available official open-source 3D semantical data models I knew of.
  • Espoo’s city information model covers all object types contained and defined in the CityGML standard with the exception of engineering structures (bridges and tunnels).
  • Since 2019, an open 3D city model of all public housing (HDB) buildings in Singapore has been now available with accompanying open-source code for how the model was generated.

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Andrews emerges looking for business normal

  • After ignoring the business community for months, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is now busy making nice with business leaders to help revive a shattered state economy and jobs market.
  • Yet by the time of his daily press conference, Andrews was enthusiastically citing that morning’s phone call to the Wesfarmers CEO and expressing his satisfaction with the company’s willingness to pre-register shoppers in Victoria to help avoid long queues at shopping centres.
  • Of course, Wesfarmers was previously unable to persuade Andrews of its ability to adopt just these best-practice standards to keep its Victorian stores open and its customers safe over the months of lockdown.
  • West Australian Premier Mark McGowan appears set to give some ground on the state’s hard border closure based on new advice from the state's chief health officer; The MCG will be allowed to fill to 25 per cent capacity for the Boxing Day Test.

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Microsoft unveils free app to create AI models without writing any code

  • Microsoft has released a public preview of a free app lets helps people train machine learning models without writing any code.
  • The Lobe desktop app for Windows and Mac currently only supports image classification, but Microsoft plans to expand it to other models and data types in the future.
  • Users first need to import and label images of what they want Lobe to recognize.
  • The app will then select a suitable open-source machine learning architecture for the dataset and start training the model on the user’s device.
  • Microsoft says early customers have used Lobe to build apps that identify harmful plants, detect beehive invaders such as wasps, or send people alerts when they’ve accidentally left their garage door open.
  • If you want to join them, you can download Lobe here and view a video tutorial for the app here.

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