Virtual landscapes as communication tools

Over the next few years, the Internet will more and more become a threedimensional environment. People will meet in virtual worlds and communicate through virtual reality headsets and sensors registering their movements. Houtekamer & Van Kleef is convinced that this 3D internet offers very interesting possibilitties for professional cooperation in projects, especially when they concern spatial planning and development. We choose to make high-quality, realistic virtual landscapes as a means to show stakeholders and other involved parties what a project area may look like in the future. People could, for example, pay a virtual visit to the project area after climate change caused water levels to rise, or after certain measures were taken. Experiencing this by a virtual walk through the area may help to find agreement on measures and define common goals.

Below you can find a few examples from the Interreg IVB North Sea project EMOVE.