Bluesky and Skyline Create Dynamic 3D City Models
May 13, 2019 -- Aerial mapping company Bluesky is working with SkylineGlobe UK on a project to provide high accuracy, photorealistic 3D City Models that will be available as off the shelf datasets and via an internet streaming service. The new, dynamic 3D models will provide a visualisation and analytical platform for smart city projects, transport and infrastructure planning, risk assessment and mitigation, development planning and environmental work.
To create these unique 3D digital twins, Bluesky and Skyline will integrate leading edge technologies. To capture the city imagery, Bluesky has deployed its hybrid oblique imaging and LiDAR airborne sensor. Skyline is then processing and publishing the data into 3D digital twins using its 3D earth visualisation software and services.
The new 3D city models are created from the latest high resolution aerial photography and LiDAR data captured using Bluesky’s Leica CityMapper sensor. The CityMapper is the first sensor that can simultaneously capture vertical and oblique aerial photography as well as LiDAR and Colour Infrared and is specifically designed for highly detailed building and city modelling projects.
“We know the CityMapper, with its ability to simultaneously capture survey grade imagery and high accuracy height data, has the potential to revolutionise the production of 3D City models,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky. “By working with Skyline...