Uses of Virtual Terrain for Planning

Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Land Use Planning

One of the most useful applications of visualization of the real world is in the planning process.  Many of the first genuinely useful applications of the technology are in planning, for analysis, insight, and decision-making.

Forests - forest management and harvest planning - see forestry

Civil engineering and landscape architecture - see small terrain areas

Urban sprawlRegional planning


Dr. Michael Flaxman at san pedro basinthe Harvard GSD

VisuLands (Portuguese site)
VisuLands (Swiss site)

The Open Planning Project (TOPP)