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Geodesign: Next Gen GIS (CM | 2)

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

This session will provide an overview of how planners are using a Geodesign workflow to change the way we initiate, develop, and package plans for communities in which we work.

We'll examine some of the applications being developed by Esri as part of their effort to create smarter planning tools that will change the way GIS augments your planning efforts. You'll hear about tools such as ArcGIS Pro, Insights, Drone2Map, SketchUp, CityEngine, VR/AR, and more. This session will explain how these tools can help you better analyze data, evaluate multiple planning scenarios, and communicate plan recommendations through 3d visualization, real-time reporting, and online publishing.

If utilized properly, these new and exciting programs can enhance the planning process from the analyses, which in turn strengthens the possible planning scenarios, and thus develop stronger, more-informed recommendations. Using recent case studies we'll showcase how Geodesign is allowing planners to develop more insightful and meaningful plans showcasing projects from Chicago-region and throughout the country.

SPEAKERS: Co-founding Principal Devin Lavigne and Principal Nik Davis, Houseal Lavigne Associates, Chicago Illinois

WHEN: October 26, 2017, 3:00-5:00 PM

WHERE: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 South Wacker Drive, #800, DuPage County Room, Chicago, IL 60606

QUESTIONS: For questions, please contact the CMS Board at

COST: $15 regular members, $5 student members


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