The use of digital city models has been rapidly adopted by the construction industry, replacing both computer-generated images and physical models.
Digital city models help stakeholders visualise new development plans and they have now become a requirement for an increasing number of local authorities. As well as helping visualise new urban planning landscapes, these models can also be used within facility management, logistics, security, telecommunication, disaster management, location-based services, real estate portals and within entertainment and education products.
Digital city models are fast becoming the industry standard when development plans are being considered. Associated professionals including architects, landowners and developers will need to both understand and plan for future requirements for the production of a 3D city model.
Xoomworks Technology’s automated testing environment for interactive city platform VU.CITY demonstrates the need for this new product as a vital planning tool. Using integrated data, the platform demonstrates the real-life impact of buildings on their surrounding environments. VU.CITY currently covers the whole of Greater London, along with the city centres of New York, Paris, Manchester, Oxford and Belfast.