Agency9 Outperforms GIS/CAD Giants in Streaming 3D with WebGL
BERLIN, Oct. 7, 2014—Agency9, the leading provider of online 3D visualisation, today releases WebGL publishing support for its web based planning tool CityPlanner. Smart Cities can now easier reach the citizens and stakeholders on the web with interactive visualisation projects in 3D. Unlike other WebGL solutions, CityPlanner is capable of smoothly visualising large scale terrain and city models as background to CAD illustrations. Most other solutions are pure model viewers limited to show only the project model itself and possibly only the closest surroundings or in other ways very limited in capabilities.
By combining 3D rendering of big data sets with advanced gaming effects such as ambient occlusion, real time sun/shadows and god rays, CityPlanner provides the best realism and user experience. CityPlanner is arguably one of the most sophisticated WebGL solutions available in the global market today.
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Agency9 CityPlanner is a web based service for 3D visualization of projects within urban development, infrastructure and energy. CityPlanner is unique in providing online planning tools for widespread access and collaboration of planning information in 3D. It is created for urban planners, communicators, consultants and GIS technicians to easily create, share and publish project and spatial information online to be viewed in a normal web browser plugin-free. CityPlanner is currently used by many municipalities internationally to publish projects online and to interactive visualisation tables in exhibitions. http://cityplanneronline.com
The trend in web development and browser technology quickly move towards HTML5 and plug-in free solutions. With WebGL the user will experience instant launch of applications without installation of plugins, security questions and loading delays. Applications will also work more smoothly and integrated with web applications. The 3DMaps platform streams 3D data over internet at high speed providing a near reality experience for the user in navigating in the virtual model.
CityPlanner is based on the Agency9 3DMaps framework for visualisation of large scale terrain and 3D city models with unparalleled performance and rendering quality. The content pipeline support common GIS formats as well as popular tools for photorealistic 3D city model including StreetFactory™ from Airbus Defence & Space, Smart3DCapture™ from Acute 3D as well as solutions from TerraSolid and Agisoft. Also organisations adopting the OGC standard CityGML is here provided a path to publish data online and to create powerful applications.
The CityPlanner online with the WebGL publishing support is immediately available at http://cityplanneronline.com and also through the CityPlanner reseller partners.
“Agency9 is proud to announce availability of WebGL publishing support for CityPlanner. Our streaming implementation in 3DMaps performs better than any other solution we have seen in the market and now enable sharing of big data over internet in an efficient way.” says Håkan Engman CEO of Agency9 AB.
Agency9 is a leading provider of software for online based 3D visualization of geographic information and maps for collaboration and communication in the infrastructure, construction and public sector. Agency9’s product portfolio for web and mobile includes 3DMaps developer platform and the cloud service CityPlanner. The company was established 2003 and is an established leader in the online 3D market. http://www.agency9.com