Our friends at ESRI alerted us to this great demo of doing a TOD analysis in 3D using ArcGIS Desktop 10. This tracks well with a lightning talk I gave last year at the GeoDesign Summit on High Fidelity Participatory Design. We are getting closer and closer to a point where we can very quickly work with small groups to take them through an analysis based design exercise that helps them visualize impacts as well as design.
I’ll have more on this topic over the coming months as we prepare for the next GeoDesign summit. Also, some very exciting future posts on the future of open source planning tools, the PlaceMatters site relaunch, and the Launch of the PlaceMatters Decision Lab.