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Drawing Urban Design by Lorraine Farrelly

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CAD images and modeling

Digital cities can be built using digital mapping techniques which allow a city to be explored three-dimensionally, at street level, or at bird’s-eye level—or any point between.

Software used by designers, urban designers, and architects to represent cities and buildings varies considerably in price. Some software interfaces with digital maps are available online. These maps can be imported into various software packages and then used as a base for a drawing or computer modeling.

Various software packages can be used to create three-dimensional environments that can be experienced as fly-through sequences or films. These allow the city environment to be represented as it exists and for proposals to be introduced into a ...

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