Swedish Cities Innovate Public Use of 3D in Smart City Applications
Intergeo, Stuttgart, Sept. 18, 2015—Swedish 3D industry repeatedly has innovated in public use of 3D and in particular in external city planning applications and has received several international awards. Now again Swedish cities are involved in projects reinventing the use of 3D city models in promotion of the city and in public participation. Here are some examples:
Creating dialogue in Stockholm City – Last week a digital dialogue was launched for one of the large development projects in Stockholm. In the early phase of the project Norra Djurgårdsstaden the planning department invite citizens to contribute with suggestions and ideas. The dialogue is available to the public as a link on Stockholm city’s home page and use the gigantic (500 square kilometre) photorealistic 3D city model as background. The huge 3D model is streamed to web, tablets and exhibition screens using Agency9 technology. Try it yourself: http://agency9.com/stockholm-dialogue-project-showcasing-new-beta-features/
Engaging citizens in Gothenburg City– The city earlier this year relaunched its award winning citizen portal Min Stad (translated My City). The portal invites citizens to post suggestions for development and improvements of the city. The portal has been operational since 2012 and has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and nearly thousand suggestions from citizens. Try it yourself: http://minstad.goteborg.se/minstad/index.do
Marketing Linköping Municipality – At the real estate conference Business Area in Sweden opening this week Linköping City use 3D visualisation on a large touch screen for the promotion of the municipality. Using a municipality wide 3D city models as background different projects and themes are presented using animated project models and dynamic graphs.
“Agency9 is proud to be part of these projects and is committed to maintain a lead in 3D technology and solutions to support implementation of online Smart City application. Our CityPlanner cloud services is a powerful visualisation tool for cities to publish projects to users on the web, mobile or in exhibitions screens.” says Håkan Engman CEO of Agency9 AB
Agency9 is a leading provider of solutions for 3D visualization of geographic information and maps for collaboration and communication, to the infrastructure, construction, and public sector. Agency9’s product portfolio for web, mobile and exhibition screens include 3DMaps developer platform and the cloud service CityPlanner. The company was established in 2003 and is a leader in the streaming large 3D models on WebGL/HTML5.