This is an excerpt from the latest post on Mladen Stojic’s column, Dynamic Panoramic, on GIS Cafe. Mladen is the vice president of Geospatial Technologies at Intergraph’s Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division.
3D Takes Hold for Enhancing Geospatial Data Analysis for Urban Planning
In the urban planning world, 3D technologies now play a major role in enhancing decision-making and information sharing. By creating a compelling geospatial visual connection with internal stakeholders and the public, urban planners are able to provide clear and realistic project information, extending far beyond traditional disconnected model-based details. In addition, as the urban planning arena is embracing geospatial solutions, 3D enables organizations to better exploit the precision and power of their geospatial data, leading to quicker, more confident decision-making and visual communication in support of location-centric tasks.
Intergraph recently announced that the City of Virginia Beach, the most populous city in Virginia, has taken some unique steps to using GeoMedia® 3D to produce more intuitive 3D appraisal maps — showing the location, dimensions, and other information pertaining to a parcel of land subject to property taxes — as well as maps requested by other city departments. South Carolina Department of Transportation is another organization that has recently selected GeoMedia 3D.
With integrated 3D solutions, governments, businesses, and other organizations can gain a clearer understanding of all their visual and map data. With such a holistic picture, they are able to reduce errors that can arise from the misinterpretation of images – ultimately enhancing infrastructure management and land information management.
Click here to view Mladen’s entire blog post.
Also, check out the article, “LiveLink Integrates GIS with Remote Sensing and Image Processing” on GIS Café, which includes an interview with Mladen about the availability of Live Link, which connects GeoMedia and ERDAS IMAGINE®.