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.
'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
Foreword: Stephen Ervin. Part One. 1. Communication, perception and visualization. 2. Visualization Classified. 3. Data sources for three-dimensional models. 4. Visualization Technology. 5. Validity, reliability, and ethics in visualization. Part Two - Applications. 6 - Application in the Forest Landscape. 7. Applications in the agricultural landscape. 8. Applications in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure. 9 Applications in the urban landscape Part Three - Prospects. 10. Visualization Prospects. Index.