1st Edition

Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning Technology and Applications

Edited By Ian Bishop, Eckart Lange Copyright 2005
    356 Pages 42 Color & 161 B/W Illustrations
    by Taylor & Francis

    320 Pages 42 Color & 161 B/W Illustrations
    by Taylor & Francis

    This major reference presents the challenges, issues and directions of computer-based visualization of the natural and built environment and the role of such visualization in landscape and environmental planning. It offers a uniquely systematic approach to the potential of visualization and the writers are acknowledged experts in their field of specialization. Case studies are presented to illustrate many aspects of landscape management including forestry, agriculture, ecology, mining and urban development.


    Foreword: Stephen M. Ervin



    Part 1 Understanding Visualization

    1 Communication, perception and visualization, Eckart Lange and Ian D. Bishop

    2 Visualization classified, Ian D. Bishop and Eckart Lange

    3 Data sources for three-dimensional models, Ben Discoe

    4 Visualization technology

    Introduction, Ian D. Bishop and Eckart Lange

    Efficient modelling and rendering of landscapes, Oliver Deussen, Carsten Colditz, Liviu Coconu and Hans-Christian Hege

    Using games software for interactive landscape visualization, Adrian Herwig, Einar Kretzler and Philip Paar

    Presentation style and technology, Ian D. Bishop and Eckart Lange

    5 Validity, reliability and ethics in visualization, Stephen R.J. Sheppard

    Part 2 Applications

    6 Applications in the forest landscape

    Introduction, Duncan Cavens

    'Calibrating' images to more accurately represent future landscape conditions in forestry, Brian Orland

    Studying the acceptability of forest management practices using visual simulation of forest regrowth, Ian D. Bishop, Rebecca Ford, Daniel Loiterton and Kathryn Williams

    Planning, communicating, designing and decision making for large scale landscapes, Jon Salter, Stephen R.J. Sheppard, Duncan Cavens and Michael Meitner

    The role of landscape simulators in forestry: a Finnish perspective, Lisa Tyrvainen and Jori Uusitalo

    7 Applications in the agricultural landscape

    Introduction, Ian D. Bishop

    Designing, visualizing and evaluating sustainable agricultural landscapes, Andrew Lovett

    Helping rural communities envision their future, Christian Stock and Ian D. Bishop

    Lenne3D - walk-through visualization of planned landscapes, Philip Paar and Jorg Rekittke

    8 Applications in energy, industry and infrastructure

    Introduction, Ian D. Bishop

    Visualizing scenic resource impacts: proposed surface mining and solid waste sanitary landfill, John C. Ellsworth, Abraham N. Medina and Issa A. Hamud

    The provision of visualization tools for engaging public and professional audiences, David R. Miller, Jane G. Morrice and Alastor Coleby

    The visualization of windfarms, John F. Benson

    9 Applications in the urban landscape

    Introduction, Eckart Lange

    Future scenarios of peri-urban green space, Eckart Lange and Sigrid Hehl-Lange

    Negotiating public view protection and high density in urban design, John W. Danahy

    Combining visualization with choice experimentation in the built environment, Richard Laing, Anne-Marie Davies and Stephen Scott

    Part 3 Prospects

    10 Visualization prospects

    Introduction, Ian D. Bishop and Eckart Lange

    Compositing of computer graphics with landscape video sequences, Eihachiro Nakamae, Xueying Qin and Katsumi Tadamura

    Future use of augmented reality for environmental and landscape planners, Wayne Piekarski and Bruce H. Thomas

    Visualization and participatory decision making, Nathan H. Perkins and Steve Barnhart

    Visualization in support of public participation, Michael Kwartler

    Trends, challenges and a glimpse of the future, Ian D. Bishop and Eckart Lange




    Ian Bishop, Eckart Lange

    'A very positive aspect of this book is that the editors themselves do not just want to promote a technology, but rather also point at the crtitical issues.' - Environment & Planning B

    'A very good book for practitioners, non-practitioners and those starting out or showing an interest in visualization techniques ... it is definately one book that I will be using.' - Local Environment