Lately as I’ve been trying to help students find information
for papers and classes, I’ve stumbled across a few new examples of faculty
using the web to give others access to visual data from their research.
Some time ago I noted a number of terrific image resourcesfor urban planners. This blog highlights some additional sources.
Visual communication is becoming more sophisticated in planning, however many online image sources are restricted and require payment for use. Others, such as flikr.com and Google Images are extremely useful but have uneven quality and information provided about the images can be difficult to assess. While flckr.com and Google Images will remain a key resource, a number of other online image databases provide more consistent metadata along with free access.