Scenario Suite Integration

The Sustainable Communities Scenario Suite involves integration across multiple software platforms. Including:

ESRI CityEngine

CityEngine allows you to efficiently create 3D urban landscapes using your existing GIS data, as well as do conceptual geodesign in 3D. Scenarios can be brought back into ArcGIS for further analysis or exported to high-end simulation engines or web clients. With the analytical suite, CityEngine will provide realtime visual feedback of future scenarios.

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ArcMap is the main component of ESRI's ArcGIS suite of geospatial processing programs, and is used primarily to view, edit, create, and analyze geospatial data. ArcMap allows the user to explore data within a data set, symbolize features accordingly, and create maps. ArcMap will be the spatial analytical component of the analytical suite.

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Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. Excel forms part of Microsoft Office. With the analytical suite, Excel will provide all of the analytical power.

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Google Earth

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. With the analytical suite, you will be able to display future developments on existing terrain and imagery. This will be an optional visual that will allow for more easily shareable models.

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Envision Tomorrow by Fregonese and Associates

The Envision Tomorrow GIS-based software package can help your city or region examine possibilities at a range of scales. Whether considering how to maximize growth around transit or identify development and redevelopment priorities, Envision Tomorrow provides planners with an easy-to-use, analytical decision making tool. In the analytical suite, this will be the backbone for creating various scenarios.

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