Digital Land: Integrating Technology Into the Land Planning Process

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Wiley, May 4, 2007 - Architecture - 230 pages
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Its your complete guide to design and planning as they relate to land and how digital technology fits into the process. Digital Land, Integrating Technology into the Land Planning Process, explains what digital tools are used to collect, assemble, and analyze information used to assess the suitability of both development and preservation. It also covers scales of planning -- including regional, community, and neighborhood projects -- and shows how digital tools can be used to complete those projects better and faster. Case studies offer sound examples of how digital and traditional tools were used in specific planning projects. This book is ideal if you make or are interested in decisions about the use of land in your neighborhood, community, or region.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Gathering Digital Data
20
Sharing Storing
73
Copyright

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James L. Sipes, ASLA, is a landscape architect, Senior Associate with EDAW in Atlanta, Georgia, and a founding principal of Sand County Studios in Seattle, Washington. A contributing editor for Landscape Architecture magazine and Cadalyst magazine, and author of more than 300 articles on environmental and technology issues, Mr. Sipes holds a BLA from the University of Kentucky and an MLA from Iowa State University and has taught at several major universities, including Washington State University, University of Idaho, Cornell University, and The University of Oklahoma.

Mark S. Lindhult, FASLA, is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and partner in The Berkshire Design Group, Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts. He has MLA and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BSLA from The Pennsylvania State University. He was the first computer editor for Landscape Architecture magazine and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences.

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