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Half Day Seminar on Digital Cities: Enriching Digital Mapping for City Planning

On Monday 27th April the Building Centre in London is hosting a half day seminar on Digital Cities.

Virtual city maps and 3D models are cost-effective resources for designers and planners made possible by the advances in digital mapping technology. London probably has more than a dozen virtual models in development in commercial, academic, government and freeware environments and there are many others throughout the UK.

This intensive half-day seminar explores how designers and planners can use the data and software resources effectively, who should own the models and maps and the data within them and how this impacts on the democratic processes such as planning and consultation.


2.00pm Registration & coffee

2.30pm Keynote Presentation: Digital Cities: Data and Democracy
Sir Terry Farrell, Principal, Terry Farrell & Partners

2.55pm New Developments in Digital Resources
Dr. Andy Hudson Smith, Research Manager, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL

3.20pm Virtual Earth Applications for enabling planning decisions
James Bamford, Business Development Director, Microsoft Virtual Earth
Justin Saunders, Technical Director, eMapSite

3.45pm Case study: Applied 3D Mapping
Didier Madoc Jones, Managing Director, GMJ Design

4.05pm Tea Break

4.20pm Mapping People and Places
Professor Alan Brimicombe, Head, Centre for Geo-Information Studies, UEL

4.45pm Recent geospatial mapping developments
Ed Parsons of Google London

5.05pm Case study: Digital Approaches to Community Engagement
Giles Lane, Director, Proboscis

5.30pm Q&A

6.00pm Close

The cost is £95 + VAT but mention digital urban and your get 20% off...

We will be talking about our research using Crysis, SketchUp, Google Earth and Second Life.

Bookings can be made at

The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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