Conduct Site Analysis (v2)

By Dan Weissman + Kyle Sturgeon

Zooming around in Google Earth has, for many, supplanted the act of actually visiting a site early in the design process. However, nothing can compare to the sensation of light, the feel of the ground, and the total experience of walking a place. With this 'How-To,' Section Cut presents tools that can help maximize your next visit. Download and test a few before your trip.

Before You Bounce

Critical texts to investigate before your visit:


Use the smartphone in your pocket to its fullest:


Connect these devices to your phone for extended senses in the field:

Gadgets IRL

Rock it 'old school' with a twist. Mechanical devices for analysis:

Back at the Desk

Mine data and REPRESENT IT once you're nice and cozy:

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