Nearmap’s executive, Shane Preston, said that effective transportation systems are critical to ensure that cities remain liveable and sustainable as Australia’s population continues to boom, creeping towards a projected 36 million by 2050.
“There is an onus on geospatial professionals, planners and developers to make use of the modern technology at their fingertips. We operate in a 3D world but we’re still taking a 2D approach to planning,” he said.
“Visualising proposed development sites and their wider surroundings in 3D provides a unique perspective for planners, developers and everyone involved, to drive more efficient, informed and accurate long-term decision making. The outcome… a better connected Australia is a more productive Australia.”