Urban Planning

This month we’re zooming in on the area of urban planning. Geomatics can be applied in many fields, but urban planning definitely is one of the most eye-catching of them. Supporting the efficient functioning of towns and cities, both now and in the future, and also as a process concerned with the use of land and development of infrastructure, geomatics is widely represented in urban planning. Depending on the local circumstances urban planning can face tough challenges, but this range of articles related to this theme highlights ways of tackling them.

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Benefits of GIS in Urban Planning

Benefits of GIS in Urban Planning

Traditional methods of information management are hard to use in the planning process of problematic urban areas such as squatter settlements. GIS provides the capability for dynam...

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Urban Planning Articles

Multi-dimensional Cadastre: 3D and 4D

Multi-dimensional Cadastre: 3D and 4D

In recent years, Germany's national mapping and cadastre information systems have become increasingly focused on demands for multidimensional applications, e.g. environmental...

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Semantically Enriching Point Clouds

Semantically Enriching Point Clouds

Students in their second - and hence final - year of the Master in Geomatics programme at Delft University of Technology embarked on a ten-week Geomatics Synthesis Project as...

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Serious Gaming Meets City Planning

Serious Gaming Meets City Planning

Tygron, a start-up based in Delft, The Netherlands, was once described as ‘the Johan Cruijff of Dutch water management’. This innovative 3D software company applies ser...

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Web-based 3D in Urban Planning

Web-based 3D in Urban Planning

Urban planning has become more complicated due to today’s rate of urbanisation and the rapid expansion of cities. Web-based 3D tools coupled with high-quality 3D city models...

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OpenCitySmart and Enhanced SDIs

OpenCitySmart and Enhanced SDIs

‘Smart Cities’ are liveable, efficient and sustainable cities, where the vertical services are built on an existing, basic infrastructure. Two experienced Hungarian SME...

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