If you've ever been mesmerized by before-and-after images showing what is and the potential for what could be, you'll understand the communications power of visualizations for planning. Equally powerful, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping analyzes and presents layers of data in a graphic and quantitative formats providing quick, digestible information. Visualization tools help planners and the public better understand what the future might look like and are usually much more effective communication tools than spreadsheet numbers and zoning codes.
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Compass Blueprint can prepare a set of "before" pictures and a set of digitally enhanced, realistic "after" pictures to help communicate the potential of redevelopment and infill strategies and to make the most of your planning concepts. Photo-morphs often reassure people that change can be a good thing in your community.
We can produce videos that illustrate an area "before" and "after" by zooming into a aerial view and visually exploring your community's plans in great detail. Videos often include high resolution aerial photography, orverlaid plan graphics and three-dimensional models of existing and potential development.map into aerial photographs of the regions, allowing exploration of what's on the ground now and what could be.
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Combine or isolate, depending upon your needs, layers of data including land use, demographic, environmental, infrastructure, and transportation to better understand your community's patterns, trends, and relationships. Compass Blueprint can use GIS to develop, analyze and display alternative development scenarios in your community.
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