2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Digital Austin: 3D Maps Predict What Is Ahead

Sunday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Radisson Town Lake
Riverside Ballroom
111 E Cesar Chavez

Digital Austin is a public-private initiative aimed at creating a 3D map of the city that details urban topography, municipal infrastructure, building-specific information and even neighborhood-level measurements of air pollution.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are putting high-resolution spatial recognition software and big data to use in their development of advanced 3D models that accurately predict the interplay between flood events, energy, water, transportation, pollution exposure, infectious disease transmission and more.
We believe these databases and models will be revolutionary in terms of the design of high-performing and sustainable city systems.
This panel will discuss our efforts to demonstrate these techniques in Austin.
Presented by The University of Texas


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Allan Shearer

Assoc Prof

The University of Texas at Austin

Allan W. Shearer teaches landscape planning and design studios and courses that bridge the Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning programs. His research centers how individuals...

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Christian Claudel

Asst Prof

The University of Texas at Austin

David Maidment


The University of Texas at Austin

David R. Maidment is a surface water hydrologist who has been on the faculty of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin since 1981. He received his Bachelor Degree in...

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Fernanda Leite

Asst Prof

The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Fernanda Leite is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at A...

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