Week 1 – Cities Expo and 3D Mapping
Hello everyone, we hope you’ve had a chance to check out the pop-up cities expo on The Mound, if not why not visit it this weekend, the sun is set to shine (hopefully) so grab an ice-cream and chill!
We were really excited to have Douglas Pritchard with us last Tuesday, as he set up some 3D digital mapping equipment and we’re itching to see the results! It’s a very interesting process, with the equipment capable of generating a 3D map of a building or a cityscape down to the millimetre! It can acquire 1.2 million dimension points per second, capturing the every detail and is truly amazing! The potential use of this technology could revolutionise the way we design our cities, seeing the real impact of developments might change our perspective on what we want to build.
Douglas is really passionate about the potential of this innovative technology and works with Heriot-Watt University on various projects, collaborating with the Council on the pavilion project and others. Cologne Cathedral is one to check out.
We look forward to sharing the results with you! Please check out @planningedin on Twitter and our brand new Instagram page at planningedinburgh where we’ll bring you more updates.
Thanks for reading, we’ll be back soon, have a great weekend everyone!
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