Considering Community Development in the Third Dimension


Session Overview

Every aspect of the urban environment exists in three-dimensional space incorporating buildings, roads, bridges, trees, streetlights, topography and other key features. To make effective decisions, planners need a way to understand how these features impact one another in the real world.

Zoning staff need to assess how building height, setbacks and parking affect development potential for different zoning scenarios. Reviewers need to determine whether a proposed building will fit within the existing urban context or obstruct iconic views. Decision makers and stakeholders need an easy way to evaluate and compare policy alternatives so they can provide informed feedback and make justifiable decisions.

To address these needs, successful planning organizations are using 3D GIS as a common foundation for all kinds of planning and community development workflows and processes. A model of the urban environment involves creating a representation of the current and planned urban form, and using it to understand and manage the continuous urban development process. Doing so allows these organizations to generate insights that impact their plans and more effectively share data with stakeholders and decision makers.

Key Points

  • Get a quick glimpse into how you can easily generate real-world 3D model of your city that can be accessed by staff, contractors and people across your organization.
  • Learn how to use data indicators to review current and future social and economic conditions, assess your physical and administrative infrastructure, and apply the real-world context behind your data to improve planning and decision making.
  • Learn how to apply 3D GIS across multiple domains. Configure 3D maps and apps to communicate

Intended Audience

This webinar is designed for all levels of Local Government working within the Planning and Economic Development departments.

Presented by:
Karen Stewart

Karen Stewart, Industry Manager, Municipal Solutions

Susan Enyedy-Goldner

Susan Enyedy-Goldner, Technical Solutions Specialist 

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Thu, Nov. 2, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Thu, Nov. 2, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Delivery Language
Local Government
Provincial Government

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