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University of Toronto’s City Centre Detail a 60-year Evolution of the City

March 24, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning

Toronto’s land-use maps are important planning tools but they lack detail and are often out-of-date. Municipal planning diagrams don’t provide much detail, and the province doesn’t make its land-use data available to researchers. Zoning and approved…

University of Toronto's City Centre Detail a 60-year Evolution of the City

March 24, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning

Toronto’s land-use maps are important planning tools but they lack detail and are often out-of-date. Municipal planning diagrams don’t provide much…

Market for 3D Modeling and Mapping for Mobile Devices Analyzed

March 19, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate

The past decade witnessed a giant leap in various industries, with 3D technology being implemented in various electronic devices and other objects. The…

Using Digital Maps To Study Disaster Preparedness and History

November 30, 2012 - in Smart Cities

This week on WNYC's New Tech City, host Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Steven Romalewski, director of the Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, about mapping before and after Sandy. Plus, a visit to the map room at the…

Using Digital Maps To Study Disaster Preparedness and History

November 20, 2012 - in Emergency

In September, when millions of iPhone users downloaded iOS 6 and found Google Maps replaced by Apple Maps, it became clear how reliant people have become on digital maps. Suddenly, a large slice of the smartphone generation could not find a certain restaurant…

Town of Banff Launches New Mapping Site

November 16, 2012 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

The Town of Banff has launched a new mapping site (banffmaps.ca) that provides free public access to the Town's maps and geospatial applications. Banff has been using Esri's server geographic information system (GIS) technology since 2005 to share maps and…

Stop Climate Change: Move to the city, start walking

November 4, 2012 - in Emergency

 In these maps, remarkably, the red and the green switched places. This reversal, perhaps even more than the health discussion, threatens to make walkability relevant again. By red and green, I am referring to carbon emissions. On typical carbon maps, areas…

Why We Need a Better ‘Science of Cities’

September 30, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Building more resilient and prosperous cities is perhaps the grandest of the grand challenges facing the world today.  Angel, who is a member of the Urbanization Project at New York University and who conducted his research as a visiting fellow at the Lincoln…

Why We Need a Better 'Science of Cities'

September 30, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Building more resilient and prosperous cities is perhaps the grandest of the grand challenges facing the world today.  Angel, who is a member of the Urbanization Project at New York University and who conducted his research as a visiting fellow at the Lincoln…

GGP Software Addresses New Town Planning

July 17, 2012 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

Gazetteer Management Software from GGP Systems is helping a Leicestershire Council communicate plans for a proposed new town. In a second round of consultation for New Lubbesthorpe, Blaby District Council has used GGP NGz software to help prepare more than…