3-D Maps Show Potential for Digital Placemaking

In a video for Wired's "Observation Deck" program, Senior Editor Adam Rogers discusses the potential for 3-d simulation technology to create a new kind of map that, by layering more and more data sets, can become "very place-like."

In the video below, Rogers discusses an amazingly detailed map of Seattle and its underground environs created by Parsons Brinkerhoff and Autodesk that captures a view of the city no human being could ever have, and illuminates new possibilities for blurring the lines between the real and the virtual.

Full Story: Observation Deck: 3-D Simulation Technology Creates a New Kind of Map

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