Steve demonstrated the use of the Sand Table for:
- Wildfire simulations for emergency response training and incident command;
- Modeling of Venice’s boat circulation for dynamic traffic regulation involving stakeholders;
- Modeling pedestrian behavior to assist in the management of outdoor public space in Venice
- Interactive analysis and visualization of the (aggregate) impacts of urban plans
- Interactive user-assistance tools for permit applications in zoning and subdivision regulations
After the talk, Steve and I had a "deep" conversation with Raj Singh, fellow DUSPer who is now at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Joe Ferreira, who advised Raj's dissertation at MIT-DUSP-UIS as well as mine. I hope we really tighten our collaboration to expand our web 3.0 concepts which lie at the cutting edge of urban information systems and planning...