CityScan has analyzed the urban street ecosystem and translated all of its oddities, quirks and standards into data. From this, the company is able to draw insight about what, exactly, works best for, say, catering to pedestrians at the intersection of two busy one-way streets. With its vast database of urban and infrastructure data, the company can quickly make a set of best recommendations to clients, be they planning firms, developers, or to cities themselves.
To get its data, CityScan uses images, Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR technology and other open datasets. CityScan empowers municipalities to accurately predict and proactively respond to changes that impact their communities. Established in 2011, CityScan is headquartered in Chicago.