Digital Land: Integrating Technology into the Land Planning Process
Chapter 1 Introduction.
Framework for Understanding Digital Data.
Stakeholders in the Planning and Design Process.
Digital Tools for the Land Planning Process.
Chapter 2 Gathering Digital Data.
The Need for Valid Data.
Database Management System Software.
Democratization of Data.
Mining for Data.
Digital Terrain and 3D Landforms.
Global Positioning System Technology.
Data Acquisition, Costs, and Management.
Chapter 3 Sharing, Storing, and Managing Data Networking.
Storage and Backup.
Disaster Recovery Planning.
Managing CAD Data.
Case Study: Sasaki Associates.
Case Study: Geller Devellis, Inc.
Chapter 4 Processing Digital Data.
Management and Production.
Importance of the Internet to the Design Community.
Visualizing the Land.
Case Study: Burlington Project.
Chapter 5 Integrating Digital Data.
Tools for Urban Planning.
Case Study: Using Google Earth to Share Geospatial Information.
Interactive Web Technology: Public Participation in Cyberspace.
Case Study: Sasaki Strategies.
Integrating Scientific Modeling and Simulations.
Case Study: Geller Devellis.
Mark S. Lindhult, FASLA, is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and partner in The Berkshire Design Group, Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts. He has MLA and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BSLA from The Pennsylvania State University. He was the first computer editor for Landscape Architecture magazine and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences.
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