Looking forward seeing you at INTERGEO 2019 in Stuttgart from September 17th to 19th! You will find virtualcitySYSTEMS in hall 1, booth C1.053. We are very excited that a large number of our customers and partners are exhibiting at Intergeo this year, such as Aerowest, Point Cloud Technology, SIS.TER and M.O.S.S.

With our team we are on site and demonstrating all new product features of virtualcitySUITE and virtualcityPLANNER, as well as solutions for urban simulations, storytelling and BIM.

Contact us for a personal meeting or visit our presentation at the Intergeo Conference!
When: Wednesday 18.09.2019 10:30

Venue: Conference Forum, Foyer East

Session: 6.4 IoT in der Kommunal- und Versorgungswirtschaft

Lecturer: Thomas Adolphi

Title: "Vom digitalen Zwilling über Sensoren zur Simulation"


During Hamburg's 7th International Building Forum 2019 (August 19th – 24th) over 65 national and international urban and landscape planners, architects, mobility specialists, students and city representatives were working in interdisciplinary teams on new creative ideas and concepts for Hamburg's transit.

The open design and ideas workshop were focusing on Hamburg’s “Magistralen” (arterial corridors) to find new ways to transform the large arterial roads from rapid transport of people and goods to previously unthought-of uses. We were very excited supporting this fantastic event and to see our new urban planning solutions as part of the Digital Labor in action.


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.

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

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