Architecture & Geodesign

Rich map visualisations give a holistic perspective of the surrounding environment, enabling Architects to create smart designs that match the constraints. Combining geographic and design data throughout the design process enables Architects and Planners to make full use of available space as efficiently and effectively as possible. Use ArcGIS software to improve design decisions, increase transparency, manage projects and analyse spatial data.  


Understanding cities, shaping their future

Norman Foster + Partners' Bruno Moser and Theo Malzieu illustrate how architects can change the way we think about and interact with buildings, public infrastructure and cities. Learn how Esri’s ArcGIS is adding new dimensions to architectural thinking, plans and designs to reshape our ideas of place and smarter communities.


Develop planning scenarios in direct relation to the geographic location and constraints. Use 2D and 3D analytical tools to aid decision-making.

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Use 3D data visualisations to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility and plan their implementation.

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Use spatial analysis to map key parameters and constraints to understand the impact of design policies and identify new opportunities.

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Sharing & collaboration

Engage stakeholders with collaborative tools early in the project lifecycle.

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Specialised Apps

ArcGIS Pro

Mash up multiple data sources to make smart maps, that combine geographic and design data. Use powerful 2D and 3D analytical tools to recreate and share new insights.

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ArcGIS GeoPlanner

Rapidly design city, regional and landscape-scale scenarios in a collaborative, iterative environment using web based planning tools.

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Esri CityEngine

Transform 2D GIS Data into Smart 3D City Models to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility and plan their implementation.

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