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C3 Maps: Realistic City Models – Perhaps the Best 3D City so Far?

By November 6, 2008 3 Comments

We met with the nice people at C3 last week and they kindly provided a walk through of their latest city modelling technology and its impressive:

The movie above provides a glimpse of the output which interestingly is not dependent on LiDAR. C3 capture the data using calibrated cameras that for every picture knows the positions at angles of capture at a high precision. This enables each pixel to have a known geographical position with decimeter accuracy and thus using a combination of images a 3D model can be produced.

The company has just released their Oslo model and it is well worth taking a look at.

See http://kart.sesam.no/3d/ for a 3D flythough (Windows only at the moment) and http://www.c3technologies.com for more info.

Thanks go to Frank at the Google Earth blog for the email prompt to put up a post on it 🙂


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