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Boston, MA partnered with Esri to create a digital twin to analyze shadows cast by new buildings

Boston, MA digital twin building shadow impact


The Boston Planning & Development Agency used Esri's 3D modeling GIS software to create a digital twin of the city. The accurate 3D model of the city uses tools to analyze shadows and evaluate the impact of new zoning and developments. The digital twin includes quantitative and qualitative analysis workflows. The quantitative assessments provide in-depth measurements of shadows through the seasons. The qualitative analysis provides a quick visual to see shadows cast by any new building.

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Boston, MA

Municipality in Massachusetts

United States



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