Many professionals have started utilizing satellite-based data in their design process to mitigate the risks from global warming, negative environmental impacts, COVID-19, low-intensity/large-scale conflicts, and other unforeseeable events. There are many types and a wide range of data format variations of 2D and 3D data derived from satellites, but the truth is that it's not always straightforward to "read" satellite-based data from your Autodesk design environment.
In this case study, I will cover the following satellite-data-related topics, satellite data 101, benefits and limitations, examples of successful ACE projects, then some common pitfalls you would run into. I then will demonstrate how to cleanse and manage satellite data for 3 levels of design toolsets, namely AutoCAD, AutoCAD Plus, and AEC collection. Lastly, several latest open/free global scale satellite-based geo-data that could be leveraged in large-scale conceptual / master planning of AEC projects will be shown.