CyberCity 3D introduces new data features for ArcGIS and CityEngine users, including customized 3D GIS Buildings for CityEngine
CyberCity 3D, Inc., an Esri partner, today announced the introduction of its new class of 3D GIS buildings optimized for integration into Esri CityEngine, a stand-alone software product that transforms 2D GIS data into smart 3D city models.
CyberCity 3D has streamlined that workflow process by seamlessly bringing its 3D buildings into the CityEngine platform, where they can be modified as needed. This results in accurate visualization of the modeled area, including a wide range of automated measurements such as line-of-site and building footprint locations. The buildings, up to six-inches accurate, also reveal complete roof details— including slope, solar azimuth, and surface area—invaluable to solar resource profiles and hydrodynamics. The Company’s 3D buildings can be created from aerial, oblique or satellite sources.
“Combining true GIS data with real-time visualization has always been somewhat elusive,” shared CyberCity CEO Kevin DeVito. “What we are doing is building a smaller, streamlined bridge between our 3D GIS buildings and CityEngine.”
Deploying this new frontier of 3D GIS and GeoDesign gives government entities the opportunity to visually communicate with stakeholders and the public more effectively. These precise, state-of–the-art, smart 3D city models lend themselves to applications including city and campus planning, police and fire, utilities, green data, solar, and water runoff statistics.
“The utilization of CyberCity 3D GIS buildings greatly improves the workflow in CityEngine. The accurate building measurement features enhance the GIS elements, making the transition from 2D GIS to 3D GIS nearly seamless,” stated Geoff Taylor, 3D Solutions Engineer at Esri CityEngine.
[Source: Esri press release]