Case Study: Using Virtual Reality to Explore Cities

Course: ENVS 385/585, Urban Geography

Semester: Fall 2018

Instructor: Michael Page

Assignment in Brief

14 students used Google Earth VR to explore remote cities virtually.

Spaces/Technologies Used

  • TechLab
  • HTC Vive virtual reality headset
  • Google Earth VR (on Steam)

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the urban environment and classic theories in urban geography
  • Explore issues in urban planning and policy, sustainability, and environmental management
  • Explore a sample city through mapping, modeling, and field experience
  • Learn to use geospatial and city modeling computer applications to analyze spatial patterns in urban areas

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