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Bluesky International Launches MetroVista 3D City Models Online

By [email protected] - 25th February 2020 - 16:10

Highly accurate, UK city wide 3D models are now available to view and download from Bluesky International’s online Mapshop. The geographically accurate, photo realistic MetroVista mesh models are available in a variety of formats ready for use in 3D GIS, CAD and other modelling software as well as visualisation, gaming and Virtual Reality workflows. Captured using Leica’s world’s first large format imagery and LiDAR hybrid airborne sensor and generated in Skyline’s PhotoMesh software, the Bluesky MetroVista datasets of major UK cities are available online offering a compelling alternative to traditional photogrammetrically produced models. MetroVista mesh models are generated using data captured by Bluesky’s CityMapper sensor. Specifically designed for 3D city modelling and urban mapping, the system includes a traditional vertical camera as well as survey-grade oblique cameras. The CityMapper also includes high performance LiDAR technology to accurately collect elevation data – even into the shadows which are common in urban environments and can make photo-based collection difficult.

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