Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.
Through advancements in 3D technology, one is now able to analyze the impact of sunlight on the built environment by way of studying shadows and the amounts thereof. Urban planners, property developers, and other professionals are looking to expand upon, or work within, the premise of the right to light. The ability to know when and where shadows exist is a precursor to using that information to make better informed decisions about our environment. The ability to obtain information about shadows and, in turn, store that data in an accessible format that provides visualization possibilities is the desired outcome.
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