ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

March 2013

Geodesign in Motion

By Carla Wheeler
Esri Writer

Architects, urban and transportation planners, GIS professionals, conservationists, and many others are building a strong case for geodesign. They presented a growing body of evidence for its importance and worth at this year's Geodesign Summit at Esri headquarters.

Technologies for geodesign also were demonstrated such as Esri CityEngine, which has been used to create 3D models of urban environments in Iraq and Honolulu, Hawaii. Read the article.

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Esri CityEngine was used to create this 3D rendering of an area that may be developed in the city of Honolulu.

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