Landspeeder:  Visualization of Urban Planning Data

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Researchers in the Department of Urban and Regional  Planning  at the University of Illinois have taken GIS data of Kane County in Illinois and have turned it into an interactive fly-through. The visualization shows roads, rivers, lakes, areas of vegetation, residential housing and commercial districts. Under Varkki George Pallathucheril's guidance, Rose Marshack has created this day and night visualization using time-dependant data to allow planners to view the impacts of urban growth and decay on the quality of life in a commmunity.