Urban planning with 3D technology

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Esri are jointly working to enhance an advanced urban planning 3D tool, Esri CityEngine, which transforms 2D town planning data into interactive 3D city models.

By customising the Esri CityEngine platform to Singapore's urban context, the tool will enable urban planners to carry out large scale simulations more efficiently.

The Esri CityEngine platform currently allows planners to simulate different building forms and visualise their impact to the surrounding environment.

For example, planners can conduct shadow studies on proposed developments to determine how public spaces can be shaded for better comfort.

Yesterday, URA demonstrated how urban planning and design are done using this smart 3D tool at the Esri International User Conference held in San Diego (pictured).

Esri Singapore specialises in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and image processing technology and solutions.

Image source: Esri Singapore's Facebook page

 

Muneerah Bee, Senior Journalist at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email muneerah@propertyguru.com.sg

 

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