Tele Atlas: 3D Photorealistic City Models on Mobile Devices

Engadget is reporting the announcement from Tele Atlas that its photorealistic “Advanced City Models” ares destined for in-car and portable navigation systems and mobile devices in June.

In-car and portable navigation systems are currently one of the main pushes for innovation in the field of city modelling, the movie below provides a view of the details available in the models:

The launch will include 40 cities maps across Europe with North America and Asia following in 2010. The main aspects of portable navigation is the street level view, while these models are impressive are they any use for in-car navigation and gaining a sense of the up coming environment?

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

1 Comment

  1. Rikkles - May 25, 2009

    Perhaps unless if you’re flying a plane over a city, this would be very useful indeed. 😛

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