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The market for producing 3D city models continues to expand, from lightweight web based applications to high end tools for council usage. Embedded below is the model of Manchester by ARUP.

ARUP is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world. They have a long reputation in city modelling through their in house research teams and the Manchester model is testament to this. The transport planning section (half way through the movie) is especially nice.

Covering 4562 buildings and 15 spatial zones detail is limited to the core areas with the majority of buildings lacking roof structure but where detail has been applied it has been done well…

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