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Mosquito

Tools to access streaming vectors maps and data sources such as Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps, GeoData, StockMarket

 

...and a bunch of other stuff


Mosquito is a plugin suite developed for Rhino and Grasshopper. The plugin allows us to tap into social , financial and popular media. Extracting location, profiles, images and messages from Facebook,Twitter, Topsy etc….

As architects part of our responsibility is the consideration of the public realm. Today however , people tend to hang in the digital equivalent, namely, social media space. While this space becomes ever more permanent, the physical realm is fleeting, an evanescent space.

We are utilizing the tools in this component suite to bridge the gap between geometrics and information. Driving geometry with data and vice-versa. The ability to extract user Geo-coordinates, language, thoughts, profile and image enables architects to paint a picture. It is this  4-dimensional picture, which we refer to as “spatial condition”, that allows us to explore what happened yesterday, now and hypothesize about tomorrow. True 4-dimensional modeling.

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http://www.synthetic.space/synthetic/mosquito/

by Carson Smuts

Website: http://www.synthetic.space/synthetic/mosquito/
Location: South Africa + New York
Members: 271
Latest Activity: Oct 30

 

UPDATE 0.5a:

New Vector Maps Reload: As requested you can now reload maps using a boolean toggle. 

Fixed Routing and Location: Due to services being deprecated, I have shifted these components over to another services. It has a couple less features, but it works.

UPDATE 0.4c:

New Vector Maps : Download city roads and buildings inside Rhino! This new component imports geographic data such as roads, buildings, parks, amenities and much more. See Map Vectors Example included in download

New MapProject component : This component works in conjunction with the new "Vector Maps" component. It allows you to scale Lat/Lon to meters and center those points with respect to the data imported by "Vector Maps". See Map Vectors Example included in download

New MapPlaces component : Extracts "Places" or amenities such as businesses, parks, cafes, restaurants and more from Google Places.

Updated Geo Project: Plugin now allows you to specify a .PRJ file from GIS and project both to and from State Plane and Lat/Lon.

UPDATE 0.3.4:

Updated TwitterPlugin: Fixed hash-tag 400 error. Hash Tag searching now works again.

UPDATE 0.3.3:

Updated Flickr: Flickr plugin now work again.

Updated Download Images: Download Image component now outputs saved image file path.

Updated Material Component: Updated material component to take into account multiple geometries.

Updated GoogleDirect plugin: Take full advantage of googles map api and extracts high resolution paths/streets from directions.

Added Geo Projection Plane plugin: Projects coordinates from WGS84 (lon/lat) to a state plane in feet/meters(depends on WKT file).

Added MP3 sound wave plugin: Extracts the audio wave from an mp3 file (see example included in download).

UPDATE 0.3.0:

FaceBook plugin Working again!: The plugins have been reprogrammed so to work with the new Facebook OAuth API.

NEW Record Media plugin: Allows you to record social media information from the media components over time without duplicates. Might be complex for some to use at first. Check to example files included and it should be self explanatory, else send me a msg and i will try to help :)

 

UPDATE 0.2.5:

Flickr: Search twitter database for photos based on location and tag/title.

ImageDownload: Download images from Flickr or Twitter plugins.

ImageMaterial: Map a image onto a nurb surface.

 

UPDATE 0.2.4:

Bug Fixes: Fixed bugs with Twitter API access and new functions in String Duplicate component.

 

UPDATE 0.2.1:

GoogleMaps : Now works for all users, if it was crashing Rhino before , this should fix it.

 

UPDATE 0.2.0:

GoogleDirection : get a route and the directions from one location to another, with distance, time, and steps.

Location : Get the address of a given name of place or use a GPS point….reverse GeoCode.

GoogleMaps: show google maps directly in the rhino viewport.

GoogleStock: Access Googles stock market values on the NASDAQ, the NYSE etc.

 

Mosquito is a plugin suite developed for Rhino and Grasshopper. The plugin allows us to tap into social , financial and popular media. Extracting location, profiles, images and messages from Facebook,Twitter, Topsy etc….

As architects part of our responsibility is the consideration of the public realm. Today however , people tend to hang in the digital equivalent, namely, social media space. While this space becomes ever more permanent, the physical realm is fleeting, an evanescent space.

With mobile tech at our disposal, both digital and physical are the same space. They intersect, and at this point new potential exists. Whether you agree or not with nature of social media, it is important to remain critical from both sides.

We are utilizing the tools in this component suite to bridge the gap between geometrics and information. Driving geometry with data and vice-versa. The ability to extract user Geo-coordinates, language, thoughts, profile and image enables architects to paint a picture. It is this  4-dimensional picture, which we refer to as “spatial condition”, that allows us to explore what happened yesterday, now and hypothesize about tomorrow. True 4-dimensional modeling.

 

Sonic MOSQUITO + Examples  version 0.4c :>>>>>CLICK HERE

If you like it please support my work, that way I can devote more time to develop these plugins.
 

TOOLS

 

The tools come packaged with Sonic (a vector plugin suite). Additional tools , such as String search and String duplicates are included with this package.

 

STREAMING CITY MAPS

FLICKR

The Flickr component allows you to search for photos and images based on Geo-Location, description, date, tags and user.

Search: Input the word you wish to search for.

Return: How many results you would like to get. 250 Max

StartDate: The oldest date you want to search from.

EndDate: The date you want to search up to.

Latitude: The Lat of your search center (Use our Location component to help you get the Lat and Lon)

Longitude: The Lon of your search center (Use our Location component to help you get the Lat and Lon)

Radius: The search radius you would like to perform , between 0km and 30km.

Units: What is the unit of measurement for you search radius.

hasGeo: Should the component only return results with Geo-Coordinates?

Tags: Should the search criteria pertain only to Tags, ignoring description of the image?

IMAGE-DOWNLOAD

This component allows us to download images from a URL list and save them to a directory on our hard drives. This component is meant to be used with the Flickr and Twitter component.

 

ImageURL: The list of image http url you want to download.

Name: The name that should be given to the file.

Directory: The directory in which to save the image.

Reload: If toggled the images will be downloaded.

 

GOOGLE DIRECTIONS

 

This plugin allows you to enter a start and end location by name and it will use Googles direction server to return the appropriate routes to drive, walk or bicycle.

It will also return the time and distance of a particular route.

 

STEPS

The step plugin will read the “Steps” output from the Directions component and give you the details from point to point for each leg of a journey.

SONIC LOCATION

 

A reverse GeoCoding plugin that allows you to enter an address and it will return the closest locations it finds along with the Points of those locations.

GOOGLE MAPS

 

PLEASE NOTE: This plugin is very experimental , please save before you use it.

Center: The center specifies the center of the map in your Rhino space.

Location: Use the “Location” plugin to get the location point for the map, or create your own point using Lon and Lat coordinates.

Zoom: The zoom value of GoogleMaps

Scale: The size of the map tiles in Rhino.

Tiles: The number of tiles increases the extent of the map.

RealS: This is not accurate yet, please use wisely. It will in the future scale the map to RealWorld scale relative to Lon Lat dimensions.

Load: You need to turn this on and then off to reload the map, DO NOT LEAVE THIS ON TRUE or rhino will crash if you change the inputs too quickly.

 

GOOGLE STOCK MARKET

 

Insert the Market and the Index or company you wish to search and you should get the stock market values back in realtime.

TWITTER + TWITTERUSER

 

These two components allow you to extract live data and data going back roughly 4 weeks from Twitters API.

When used together the plugins can be very powerful, allowing you to track users, plot Geo-Coordinates and extract narrow your search. You can also extract follow IDs and compare them to other users.

Limits and Rules:

  • You can only query Facebook 150 times per hour with each component. If you exceed this the component will turn Red!
  • TwitterSearch: You can only search for 100 results at a time.
  • TwitterUser: You can only search for 100 users at a time.
  • TwitterUser: Maximum number of follower IDs is 5000.
  • Search Syntax is described below , please follow the link.

Query Syntax

First go to this URL to understand how to search for phrases:https://dev.twitter.com/docs/using-search

Here you will find a list of examples such as:
“happy hour” = will search for tweets containing the exact phrase “happy hour”
love OR hate = will search for tweets containing either “love” or “hate” (or both)

 

 

TOPSY

 

Topsy is an amazing search engine. It allow us to tap into the past. Whats more impressive, is that it allows us to search multiple forms of media in one go. Facebook, NYTimes, Twitter , YouTube etc…. the list goes on.

Limits and Rules:

  • You can only get maximum 100 returns per page.
  • Use the paging input to page through thousands of results.
  • The date must be in the format below, and is the date you want to search from, back in time.
  • The syntax used in the Search input is described below.

 

 

 

FACEBOOK

 

The Facebook component is very basic and allows you to extract posts, video and web links. Additionally it will also get the date, type and author of the post.

Limits and Rules:

  • Returns only 500 at a time.


 

 

 

 

 

Discussion Forum

Mosquito Vector Maps not loading any data on Grasshopper

Hello All,I have been trying to use Vector Maps in Mosquito. I have typed in the latest serial number, but still the vector maps is not giving any output. I tried turning off the firewall- but it…Continue

Started by An Jun 14.

NEW Serial for Mosquito Vector Maps expires June 2021

NEW Serial for Mosquito Vector Maps expires June 2021Serial:      ILDXD-EVYPR-NHSZS-NOTPXContinue

Started by Carson Smuts Nov 1, 2020.

Update required.... 3 Replies

Dear Mosquitos,There appears to be an issue with the location components in Mosquito. I will try my best to fix the issue ASAP.Best Regards,CarsonContinue

Started by Carson Smuts. Last reply by federico riches May 7, 2020.

New Mosquito Serial to November 2020

NEW Serial for Mosquito Vector Maps expires November 2020Serial:  MZGWT-FOXPK-XYDDD-HPOJZContinue

Started by Carson Smuts Mar 4, 2020.

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Comment by Philipp on November 4, 2012 at 4:05am

SENSEable for example

Comment by Carson Smuts on November 4, 2012 at 2:05am

Hi Philipp,

I'll see if I can get it to do that:)

Could you provide the Group name so I can test something?

Thanks

Comment by Philipp on November 3, 2012 at 3:08pm

Carson, is it possible to search only one group on facebook with your component? 

Comment by Carson Smuts on November 3, 2012 at 2:24am

Yoshi: You need to put all the files from the download into your components folder, including "Newtonsoft.Json.dll"

Does that help?

Comment by Yoshi Fukumori on November 1, 2012 at 11:14pm

Hello! thanks for this amazing tool! I been working with this plugin a few days and today I have this problem, I don´t know what this mean,  I hope you can help me with my problem. Thanks for everything! Regards!

Comment by Carson Smuts on October 21, 2012 at 10:07am

Mosquito Update! 0.2.1

 

GoogleMaps: Now works for all user profiles

My apologies , I forget that most people install their plugins via the components folder accessed through Grasshopper itself. So I have changed the directory this components looks for i.e.

C:\Users\%YOURNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Grasshopper\Libraries

 

If it is crashing rhino check the following:

1. You need to have the "sonicmaps" folder in your components directory, it holds the tiles.

2. You must not leave the "Reload" input on "True". Only use "True" when you want to load a new map, then change it back to "False".

Let , me know if you have any trouble.

Thanks to Philipp for pointing out this issue.

Comment by Philipp on October 21, 2012 at 2:38am

its great, hovewer google map component crashes the Rhino itself...

Rhino 4 sr9 

Comment by Joseph Knight on October 20, 2012 at 4:42pm

I will continue to experiment and see how the plugin will help me out.  So far it works great.

I'm actually looking for something that could create an actual vector map in rhino.  Preferably with closed curve for buildings etc... I know its a big wish

Comment by Carson Smuts on October 20, 2012 at 4:20pm

Joseph: The plugin can find routes based on the physical address you give it. It will then find the appropriate route and give you back the time it takes to travel and the directions. You can also choose between cycling, walking or driving :) Does this help?

Comment by Joseph Knight on October 20, 2012 at 12:24pm

Very Cool! Thank you!

I have been looking for something that creates curves from various map layers(ie roads, rails, Bike Routes)... Can any of these components do that?  Do you know of anything that could?

Here is a conceptual study of the project if I wasn't able to describe adequately...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OnzWaOz4Qk&feature=plcp

 

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