Hi everybody, i am new of umi. I am working on a citywide model in GIS (Geogrpahic Information System) and I am wondering if I can modelled it with umi. In detail, I would like to tknow i:

1- I can import a GIS model of a large city (more than 1milion inhabitants) in Rhino+umi

2- I can read with Rhino+umi the included not-geometric information in the GIS database (e.g. attributes)

3-I can assign different templates to GIS building in an authomatic way or I should manually select similar buildings

4-I can caluclate the energy consumption of a citywidemodel with umi


Best regards,


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In Short

Umi is a Rhino-based design environment for architects and urban planners interested in modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities with respect to operational and embodied energy use, walkability and daylighting potential. Since 2012, Umi has been  developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with support from a National Science Foundation EFRI_SEED project, the MIT Energy Initiative, the Kuwait-MIT Center, the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at KACST and MIT, Transsolar Climate Engineering and United Technologies Corporation. Further tool developed is now also being conducted at the Environmental Systems Lab at Cornell University.

A first public version of Umi was released during a public symposium on Sustainable Urban Design on May 6th 2013 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Version 2.0, which also includes an embodied energy module, was released on November 7th 2014.

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