At the end of 2016, the entire semantic 3D city model of Helsinki was intruduced to the public. The CityGML model, which is available as Open Data and contains more than 77,000 semantic 3D buildings, has now been enhanced with solar irradiation per building. The new Helsinki Climate and Energy Atlas bundles all energy-related topics in a free public interactive 3D map application. The energy values were determined from the semantic information of each 3D building model and stored as additional attributes, as well as building texture.

 

 

 

Enni Airaksinen from the City of Helsinki says: „we are really amazed how nice these textures look like. In the picture, the Helsinki Olympic Stadium’s solar potential is showing clearly! Thank you, and special thanks for inventing the solar energy potential calculation.”

 

The technologies, tools and infrastructure components behind the 3d map application as well as the semantic 3D city model used by the city of Helsinki come from virtualcitySYSTEMS in Berlin. The analysis of the solar irradiation was based on the CityGML data. Each building (incl. roof and wall surfaces) was enriched with monthly irradiation values and a dedicated CityGML appearance. Unnecessary conversions to third-party formats are obsolete due to the direct processing in the CityGML format.

 

Helsinki Energy Climate Atlas - Einstrahlung pro Jahr

 

A particularly high added value is created by the query functionality of the energetic attributes of each building. For example, the user can easily perform a database query via the web based 3d map application to highlight buildings with high irradiation values.

 

Helsinki Energy Climate Atlas - Globale Einstrahlungen pro Jahr

                                                                                                                                                                                         

If you are interested in such a solution for your semantic city model? Let´s contact us

 

Open Helsinki Energy and Climate Atlas

Last year we launched the urban planning tool virtualcityPLANNER. Now we are taking it to the next level. As of January 2018, we have expanded our operations to include Urban Simulation.

 

The new Urban Simulation business segment draws from the experience gained over decades of cooperation with CADFEM GmbH, one of the leading experts in numerical simulation. Both companies are subsidiaries of CADFEM International GmbH.

 

We has been awarded a third managing director with the new department Urban Simulations. Dr. Stefan Trometer - formerly Business Development Manager of Cadfem GmbH - will head the Urban Simulations division. In terms of personnel, the segment will also be strengthened by three new employees. The branch office is located in Grafing near Munich.

 

By combining our efforts, bringing together the know-how of both companies, it is our aim to offer new applications and services to the market. The synergy of 3D city models and numeric simulation, clearly distinguishes virtualcitySYSTEMS from pure geo-service providers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Intergeo 2017 will open its doors from September 26th to 28th and we will be there as exhibitors as usual.

Exoplore our product portfolio for your future city marketing, city planning, 3D spatial data management, as well as urban simulation using 3D city models.

We are looking forward to your visit in Hall 3.1 Booth C3.033.

 

We are pleased to announce the highlights of the new v3.4 release of our virtualcityPUBLISHER, virtualcityMAP and virtualcityPLANNER.
 
virtualcityPUBLISHER v3.4

  • Use GeoJSON files and glTF models as data sources
  • Create 3D object layers simply from CityGML datasets (without the need for a CityGML database)
  • Colorize CityGML objects according to their feature type
  • Convert terrain models in half the time and benefit from improved loading times
  • Provide your virtualcityMAPs in different languages
  • Comprehensive documentation for the virtualcityMAP API that lets you program your web maps

virtualcityMAP v3.4

  • Experience the new pedestrian mode and go for a walk through your virtual 3D city model
  • 3D measurements are now available for Internet Explorer 11
  • Simple integration of virtualcityMAPs into existing WebGIS applications
  • Update to the latest version 1.37 of the CesiumJS framework

virtualcityPLANNER v3.4

  • The enhanced user interface makes using the virtualcityPLANNER even easier
  • The new drawing tool lets you easily add points, lines and polygons to your planning scenario
  • Extrude polygons to simple 3D volumes
  • Import point, line and polygon shapes from your GIS into the virtualcityPLANNER using GeoJSON
  • Export geometries that you have drawn in the virtualcityPLANNER as GeoJSON

The 3D Solution Templates are a collection of FME Workspace Templates for the efficient processing of 3D data. Currently most workspaces focus on the OGC© standard CityGML, an exchange and storage format for 3D data.  The provided templates allow 3D experts to manage their 3D data and can be extended for specific use cases. 

 

The 3D Solution Templates have been jointly developed in a cooperation between the German companies con terra GmbH and virtualcitySYSTEMS.

 

 

Overview of all 15 available 3D Solution Templates


3D Solution Templates powered by con terra GmbH

 

This 3D Solution Template is powered by con terra GmbH  CityGML create building LoD1
This 3D Solution Template is powered by con terra GmbH  CityGML create building LoD1 with address and external reference
This 3D Solution Template is powered by con terra GmbH  CityGML create building LoD2 CityGML create building LoD2
This 3D Solution Template is powered by con terra GmbH  CityGML create simple city CityGML create simple city
This 3D Solution Template is powered by con terra GmbH  CityGML create solitaryvegetationobject with implicit representation


3D Solution Templates powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS

 

This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS  CityGML AdV Profile Create Building LoD1
This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS  CityGML AdV Profile Create Building LoD2
This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS  CityGML to 3D PDF
This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS  CityGML to 3D Shape
This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS  CityGML to DGN
This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS  CityGML to DWG
This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS  CityGML to Esri File Geodatabase
This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS

 3DCityDB Building Offset

This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS

 3DCityDB Update Attribute

This 3D Solution Template is powered by virtualcitySYSTEMS

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