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MapSavvy: A Powerful Landscape Planning Technology Tool

When it comes to landscape architecture for large commercial projects, landscape planning technology tools like are a landscape architect’s best friend.

In simple terms, landscape planning for large public or commercial spaces is an incredibly complex discipline that encompasses a wide array of factors including:

  • Land Analysis
  • Landscape Site Planning
  • Storm Water, Site Drainage & Irrigation Concerns
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Management & Ongoing Maintenance
  • Landscape Preservation
  • Landscape Rehabilitation
  • public Engagement & Societal Needs

The good news is that MapSavvy provides critically needed aerial imagery for virtually all stages of landscape architecture for public or large commercial projects.

Landscape Planning Technology Tools Must Provide Historic & Current Imagery

When architects & landscape planners are working on large-scale public or commercial landscaping plans, they need landscape planning technology tools including an affordable source of aerial imagery. MapSavvy provides a powerful aerial imagery solution, and at HALF the price of competing offerings.

Projects that typically need sophisticated landscape plans & aerial imagery include:

  • Parks & recreational facilities
  • Streetscapes
  • Public squares
  • Public gardens
  • Hotels & resort properties on a sizable parcel of land
  • Corporate business parks
  • Multi-family apartment complexes
  • Senior living complexes
  • Medical campuses
  • College & university campuses…and more.

The bottom line is that these types of projects are located on parcels of land that require thoughtful landscaping. One of the main ways to build a comprehensive landscaping plan for these types of facilities is to use aerial imagery at all stages of the project.

MapSavvy Aerial Imagery Is Helpful In All Stages of Comprehensive Landscape Planning

Let’s take a quick look at how aerial imagery helps in the various stages of a complex landscape planning project:

Land Analysis – Aerial imagery provides key insights needed for proper analysis of the land, its contours, geographic features, and more

Landscape Site Planning – Once the land has been analyzed, aerial imagery helps architects & landscape architects make key determinations on where to locate buildings and where to locate specific types of landscaping.

Storm Water, Site Drainage & Irrigation Concerns – An overhead aerial image view of a parcel of land will help architects, landscape architects & engineers determine the natural flow of water over the land, and build in plans to deal with storm water and identify where irrigation would be needed.

Landscape Design – While landscape design is probably the most fun part of landscaping a large parcel of public or commercial property, an overhead view (aerial imagery) is still needed to develop a feasible landscape design, and then develop renderings.

Landscape Management & Ongoing Maintenance – An often-overlooked aspect of landscaping large parcels of public or commercial properties is to determine how the landscaping will be maintained over time. Aerial imagery from landscape planning technology tools like MapSavvy help planners strategize an ongoing maintenance plan.

Landscape Preservation – More and more governments are requiring that developers honor and preserve open space. One way to strategize how to meet open space requirements involves looking at a whole parcel of land at once, from an overhead perspective. This is the fastest, easiest way to see opportunities for meeting open space mandates.

Landscape Rehabilitation – Urban infill projects typically involve transforming existing properties into something new. An overhead view of a particular property targeted for redevelopment helps architects & landscape architects understand how to make the best use of a property shoe-horned in between other buildings.

Public Engagement – A big part of any public or commercial development involves building support for the project through public engagement. This public engagement process absolutely requires the use of aerial images to help the general public understand the context of the project, where individual elements will be located, and more. Aerial imagery provides the necessary visual information to help the public understand the proposed project.

MapSavvy: The Ideal Landscape Planning Technology Tool

When it comes to aerial imagery needed for landscape planning, particularly for complex projects, MapSavvy emerges as the top choice for architects & landscape architects. Why?

Affordability: MapSavvy provides aerial imagery at HALF the price of most aerial imagery services

Multiple Layers: MapSavvy provides multiple layers & options for aerial imagery, including straight terrain, terrain with roads, terrain with roads & labels of notable landmarks.

Historic & Current Imagery: MapSavvy can provide before-after aerial images.

Ease of Use: MapSavvy has been designed for ease of use and interfaces with many different GIS platforms.

If you’re involved with landscaping for large public & commercial landscaping projects, you will need aerial images. Give MapSavvy from USA-based OnTerra Systems a try. We offer a Free, 14-day Trial or Contact Us for more information.

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