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Bluesky 3D Models Used to Create VR Simulation of Offshore Wind Farm

By [email protected] - 22nd December 2017 - 10:35

Highly accurate 3D models from Bluesky are being used to communicate plans for a new offshore wind farm in Scotland. The interactive models allow users to ‘teleport’ around a virtual environment, viewing the proposed turbine development from the coast in the real world context of existing buildings and trees. Created by environmental consultancy company SLR from high resolution aerial photography, the data supplied by Bluesky included a detailed and accurate 3D model of existing buildings and structures, together with a database of the exact locations of every tree in the study area. Using the Bluesky data, SLR created a virtual reality model showing the proposed offshore wind farm, which will be home to up to 72 turbines and be sited around 15 kilometres off the Angus coastline. The project represents an important investment in Scotland’s energy and could provide power for around half a million households.