A project I am working on is an analysis of my hometown from multiple perspectives. Demographic, and geographic information are to be used among other things.
Part of the project calls for renderings of the most profound public space within the City. My hometown is Rochester, NY. I am looking for a program that would provide me the ability to make renderings of the downtown area of the city which I feel is the most profound space. I am curious as to whether there is a program that I could import city Layouts and then performs analysis on them. Or will I have to draw everything from scratch?
I would like to have some renderings of the downtown area as a whole. And be able to create 3d images on my computer.
I have a MAC so there are some program limitations also I am not looking to spend a whole lot of money but I will spend some if it is worth it.
And if the program is user friendly that is a plus.
I have been suggested about google sketchup but that program would require me to draw everything from scratch it seems.
Thanks for the help,