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99 volumes later: We can visualise. Now what?

Lange, E. (2011) 99 volumes later: We can visualise. Now what? Landscape and Urban Planning, 100 (4). pp. 403-406. ISSN 0169-2046


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The early years of landscape and urban planning coincided with the start of the era of digital landscape visualizations, and work published since then has contributed to advancements in representation, assessment, and decision-making in landscape planning and design. This paper examines the journal's articles on landscape visualization published over its 99 volume history (1974-2011), noting technological advances, case studies, and research topics and questions considered to be important during this time. This work is then examined in the context of subsequent developments in the field of landscape visualization in terms of distinct research areas, directions, and topics reflected in the publications. From this analysis, the paper presents an outlook on future challenges for research and practice that includes themes such as the diffusion of 3D visualization in our everyday environment, linking visualizations with underlying models, going beyond highly realistic but simply descriptive visualizations, using visualizations in an assessment and decision-making context, and incorporating multi-sensory experiences. It also considers the prospects for further technological advancements such as augmented reality for making decisions in the planning and design of our future environments. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2011 Elsevier. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Landscape and Urban Planning. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: 3D landscape visualization; Visual simulation; Virtual reality; Augmented reality; Landscape planning; Landscape design
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Landscape (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 13:55
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:32
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.02.01...
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.02.016
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43064

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