Landscape Modeling: Digital Techniques for Landscape Visualization, Volume 1

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2001 - Architecture - 289 pages
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Design, plan, and simulate landscapes with computer modeling tools

If you want to model how waterflows will be affected by an upstream dam, or how vegetation growth will respond to irrigation, state-of-the-art Landscape Modeling is for you! Developed by pre-eminent Harvard landscape architects Stephen Ervin and Hope Hasbrouck, it’s the first-ever guide to integrating the two-dimensional capabilities of geographic information systems (GIS) and three-dimensional CAD systems in landscape planning. This resource brings together all the technical tools you need to analyze and manipulate landforms digitally, together with the contextual information needed to apply these tools for small- and large-scale land uses, from gardens to regional plans.

You get:
Techniques for analyzing, evaluating, designing, planning, and simulating specific landscape types and elements such as water, terrain, and vegetation
A CD loaded with interactive modeling formulas and algorithms, plus demo versions of key GIS and CAD softwares for land elements, together with how-to instructions
Full color international case studies with site plans, photographs, simulations, sound and other landscape effects, and virtual environments

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Stephen M. Ervin is Assistant Dean for Information Technology, and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, at the Harvard University Design School. His articles on design and virtual landscapes have been widely published.

Hope H. Hasbrouck is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Design School. She teaches design and courses on the application of digital technologies in the study and practice of landscape architecture. Her research focuses on the development and application of digital representation models in landscape architecture practice, education, and research.

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