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a faster render engine machine to which all
staff, regardless of their distance from home
base, could connect. Or clients and colleagues
could be invited to collaborate, whatever their
location, from their shared desktop.
SiteOPS offers us a glimpse of the future
of online design tools. It's a parametric
modelling application for site layout, site
grading, stormwater modelling and 3D terrain
integration with Sketchup. The application
uses artificial intelligence to find the most
cost effective grading and layout solutions by
running millions of grading simulations on an
offsite supercomputer. While it is currently
very expensive (usually over $5k per year), it
could pay for itself quickly at a busy firm.
Prisma-ai can help you rescue a less-thanperfect rendering. Imagine you are working
to create a photoshop rendering but all the
composite images look like a dog's breakfast?
Apply one of the new artificial intelligence
(ai) photo filters, such as Prisma-ai, to create
a rendering in any artistic style. For now, the
application works on mobile devices only,
but once you upload your photoshop image
to your phone or tablet, you can apply a filter
to create an amazing rendering style. Or try
the free Google NIK collection for desktops or
Snapseed for Mobile.
Skalgubbar is another gem that is useful for
perspective rendering: you can download free
alpha (cut-out) entourage. Or look for free
tiled textures at 3DXO and cgtextures.

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BANGING THE TABLE...VIRTUALLY
Surveymonkey is likely not new to most LAs,
but its online surveys are none-the-less a
great way to collect some feedback from the
local community on your downtown plan, or
engage residents and businesses on a new
park design. I also like bangthetable for its
robust community engagement platform.
GroupThinq is also a terrific corporate
tool - but I admit, it is my baby. (I am one of
the GroupThinq designers.) If you want to
help your design team collaborate and bring
projects in on budget, try GroupThinq's suite of
consulting tools, which includes such things as
collaborative timesheets, invoices, expenses,
proposal tracking, vacation/sick-leave tracking,
office calendars and more. Organizing a design
company has never been easier.
And what's particularly remarkable is
that I could do a column on this theme every
issue. The available online tools will continue
to improve, expanding our capabilities and
making us smarter, faster, more profitable
and better designers.
If you have a project that employs a new
technology that could impact the future of
our profession, please join the discussion
on Twitter.

TRY GROUP
THINQ'S SUITE
OF CONSULTING
TOOLS...
ORGANIZING A
DESIGN TEAM
HAS NEVER
BEEN EASIER.

@landtecanada
Landscape Technology Canada:
Uncovering the Technologies that will Shape
the Practice of Landscape Architecture

3 ONE OF GROUPTHINQ'S MANY CONSULTING TOOLS IS
ITS COLLABORATIVE TIMESHEETS. 4 LYNDA.COM IS ONE
OF THE BEST ONLINE TUTORIAL SITES ON THE WEB.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2017

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
PROLOGUE
ESSAY | ESSAI
Après le désordre vient le beau temps
A Fine Mess
Biophilic City
“I Am the Space Where I Am”
OPINION
Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Messiness by Intention
CRITIQUE
@landtecanada Taking It With You
THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - @landtecanada Taking It With You
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