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Newsletter – August 2016

By August 7, 2016February 7th, 2017
August 2016
GIS Mapping – The Planning Backbone;
Community Character Analysis:
Giving Back and Hitting the Streets

Latitude 33 Helps Communities Look Ahead with Geographic Information Systems Mapping

Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering offers the latest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. GIS integrates hardware, software and data capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying of geographically referenced information. GIS plays a critical role in identifying, tracking and updating how campuses, especially schools, universities, hospitals or large businesses, plan and update infrastructure for the future.
In many ways, GIS technology reveals relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. Latitude 33’s team of planning and engineering experts can ensure your campus information is quickly and accurately integrated into any enterprise information system framework. Here are a few of the benefits GIS can provide:
  • Faster response time during emergencies
  • Smarter forecasting, master planning and budgeting
  • Reduced maintenance cost and increased efficiency
  • Improved compliance reporting for local, state and federal agencies
In preparation for increased demand in GIS services, Latitude 33 recently added project engineer Shannon Davis to its GIS team. Davis has been with Latitude 33 for four years and will support growing this line of service.
“The capabilities GIS has to increase efficiency in utility maintenance and long-range planning is really exciting,” said Davis. “I’m looking forward to helping Latitude 33 expand its reach in San Diego’s GIS community.”

If your campus infrastructure is due, or maybe even overdue, for an assessment, the Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering team is ready to help.


Unbiased Analysis Plays an Important Part in a Project's Design

Maintaining community character plays a vital role in the design of any project. Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering works collaboratively with public agencies, clients and community members to provide an unbiased analysis of a project’s impact on visual quality, visual character and land use compatability relative to its proposed neighborhood. This report includes extensive research of the community’s aesthetic and developmental trends.

Visual simulations render realistic and accurate portrayals of project dimensions to better communicate ideas such as massing, vicinity, location and impact. It allows the public to understand a project and interact with the design process. Through community outreach and public feedback, the  community character analysis  aids to develop a project in a way that reflects both the community and client(s).


Firm's Internal Group Focuses on New Ways to Approach Planning

Latitude 33’s Future Planning Team (left to right): Randi Coopersmith, Clay Ost, Miles Leandro, Jon Arenz, Jason Gordon, Shannon Davis, Isabel Stonehouse and Sean Scaramella.

Being an industry leader, it should come as no surprise that Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering recently established its own Fut ure Planning Team. Serving as an internal source for ideas, the group is actively discussing how tools like laser scanning and virtual reality can impact its planning for projects and tasks. The technology isn’t new to planning, but empowering junior-level team members to take a more hands-on role in the idea planning process is.
Latitude 33’s Executive Team will engage the new Future Planning Team to play a much larger role in the way that the company looks at its planning and how different types of work will be performed.


Newsworthy Items ... Just In Case You Missed It

Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering’s founders, staff and their families celebrated the July 4th holiday by participating in the Scripps Ranch Old Pros Run and Ride. 2016 marked the 38th Annual 10K Race & Fun Run and 29th Annual Bike Rides. Founded in 1982 by Scripps Ranch residents, the Old Pros raise money for community youth and high school sports programs.

Food insecurity is a real concern for 13 percent of San Diego’s population. The Latitude 33 team recently donated its time to help Feeding America San Diego pack boxes of food at its Sorrento Valley warehouse for those in need. More than 151,000 area children don’t know if and when they will get their next meal, so Latitude 33 strongly encourages you to  get involved and make a difference.

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