3D GIS visualization of the Downtown area through GIS
2D GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is already used extensively by residents and City staff. This technology is being enhanced to deliver interactive 3D visualizations of key areas such as the Downtown, the Transit Mall and Courthouse Square. The objective behind 3D is to streamline the planning process through better information for the public, policy makers, developers and staff on the visual and engineering implications of planned development.
The above images are an example of a development proposal for Old Courthouse Square. Existing development is shown, surrounding the proposed central square layout.