University of Redlands/ESRI Weekly Colloquium Series: “GIS in Transportation Planning”

“GIS in Transportation Planning”

Christopher Brown and Michael Ziyambi

Friday, February 26, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to -5:30 p.m.

Location: University of Redlands, Gregory 161

“3D visualizations and other analysis tools assist local and regional planners in conveying ideas to the public to better inform citizens during the decision making phase of the local planning process.  A variety of tools and services have come about in the last few years that have greatly changed the process, from a monetary and process standpoint, to be one that is much more accessible in every way.

“The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is the planning agency for the 100 cities and towns surrounding Boston, and uses GIS to assist municipalities with zoning reform, site visualization, and community participation in the planning process.  This presentation will cover three projects undertaken by the agency from a GIS perspective.  The projects include a site visualization for Weymouth Landing, MA, a build-out analysis done for Malden, MA, and a 3d model of Boston’s Chinatown created for use in a planning video game for use at a planning meeting.”