At Flux we believe that data, analytics, and visualization can help bridge understanding between stakeholders and result in smarter growth and faster development and faster building. The Austin Preview of Flux Metro is an important first step in this direction.

Flux Metro aggregates geographic data from public and private sources to build a three dimensional visualization, starting with downtown Austin. Alongside a rendering of the existing landscape, Metro shows what can be built on a lot or parcel under the zoning code. It considers more than 10,000 code sections for land use guidelines, height limits, floor area limits, setbacks, and view access rights as well as the locations of protected trees and daylight shadows to project what can be built and how it fits into the existing environment. In order to fully interpret the code sections, Metro needs to understand the relationships among parcels, streets, sightlines, watersheds, elevation, and other geographic features. Typically this process takes an expert hours to complete for a single parcel; Metro can recompute an entire neighborhood in seconds.

Visit to give Flux Metro Austin Preview a try for free.

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See also these previous posts here on ffp for more info onFlux:

Flux Factory – Using Big Data to Improve the Built Environment

Flux Factory’s Vision – Big Data in Building Design