METHODOLOGY – LEVEL 2 + 3
Level 2 + 3 digital 3D Models are the most accurate and popular. The production team is highly skilled and take great pride in capturing highest quality 3D city models. Every point and every line in each 3D model is manually captured captured using stereo photogrammetry. We call this process X Y Z Mapping.
Once the source aerial imagery is triangulated the capture process can begin. In areas where two images overlap, one image is projected into one eye, the second image into another eye and and this way the Z value (depth) becomes clear.
LATEST SOURCE IMAGERY
The High Detail 3D Model is manually captured using stereo photogrammetry. The source photography and its associated data is from the latest high-res 12.5cm GSD imagery collected from September 2016 onwards. This gives the user the confidence that the most recent additions to the UK skyline are included in the 3D model.
ACCURATELY CAPTURED BUILDINGS
Level 3 Model buildings are accurate to 15cm in all axis. Using aerial stereo photogrammetry, all roof features and structures are precisely manually captured with correct shapes and slopes. Vertical walls of buildings in Level 3 3D models are made as downwards extensions of roof structures. If facade detail is required, customers can upgrade to Level 4 models.
ACCURATELY CAPTURED TERRAIN
The terrain of any site is not flat – 3D Models reflect this. Terrain captured using the same manual photogrammetry method as buildings and is accurate to 15cm in all axis at curb level.
Terrain is separated into land use categories such as roads, man-made surfaces, greenspaces and water body.
3D DATA STRUCTURED IN LAYERS
3D Models of London in Level 3 are structured in Layers. Level 3 Buildings are on one layer, terrain model is separated in layers such as Roads, Man-made surfaces, Greenspaces and Water body, but also Bridges, Embankment Walls and River Structures. The last layer in this dataset is the Trees layer.
FILE FORMATS TO SUIT YOUR WORK FLOW
Level 3 + 2 3D models are delivered in AutoCad Solid DWG, SketchUp SKP and Filmbox FBX formats for easy editing that suits most workflows. The 3D Model is easy to import into Revit, 3D Studio Max, Maya or Cinema 4D.
COMPANY-WIDE MULTI-USE LICENCE
There are a few restrictions on how you can use 3D models. The End User Licence Agreement is easy to understand and allows anybody in your company to use the data over and over again for 5 full years.
3D PRINT READY
The High Detail 3D Model is made with high-end 3D printing in mind. Files are easy to print using most office and professional 3D Printers. Because the 3D Model is structured in tiles, you can easily build larger models using printers with smaller build volume.
ARCHITECTURAL MODELS ANYWHERE UK
Digital 3D Models for architects & planners of the built environment. For the entire United Kingdom. Choose from 3 levels of detail.
LEVEL 1 – BASIC
OS Massing Model. Simple & therefore inexpensive 3D model made from Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Building footprint polygons are extruded to average building height creating a cubed mass. OS MasterMap included with every purchase.
Price – £200+vat for 250x250m
LEVEL 2 – LOW DETAIL
Budget friendly & perfect for medium to large sites. Captured from the latest High-Res imagery. Level 2 3D Models are accurate to 50 cm. Consequently the 3D Model is very light and low poly. Buildings are captured with correct roof shapes of main structures.
Price – £750+vat / 0.25km2
LEVEL 3 – HIGH DETAIL
Our most popular model. Level 3 -High Detail 3D Models are accurate to 15 cm. Buildings are captured with correct roof shapes and all features such as chimneys, parapet walls or dormer windows. Probably our most noteworthy 3D Model.
Price – £500+vat / 0.1km2