We can see Geospatial Systems everywhere nowadays – from food ordering applications in our mobile phones to global transportation and goods tracking platforms. The fourth industrial revolution has given rise to an unlimited number of data sources – satellite-based systems, various sensors, mobile devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G networks, and many others. Regardless of the purpose, clear and understandable visualization is a critical component of such applications, whatever data source is used.
When 3D visualization is used, the models can be derived from BIM, CAD applications, 3D scanners, photometry, or 3D modeling software. For low-end platforms such as mobile devices, WEB applications, or office workstations, the performance of 3D models is essential, so using unoptimized graphics data is still problematic despite a widespread increase in computing power. The hand-made accurate real-time models look most suitable in this case.
Here in EDGED, we pay a lot of time developing new approaches for creating and using real-time 3D models. One of the most recent supported platforms in our portfolio is Cesium – the open platform for building powerful 3D geospatial applications that many professionals use. Cesium supports gltTF file format for three-dimensional scenes and models that we export from Blender – a free, open-source computer graphics software package.
Pic 1. Even if OSM Buildings is an excellent feature that allows identifying separate buildings in various cityscape scenes, detailed buildings can be more informative in many cases (press the “home” icon to reset the scene view)
Pic 2. Georeferenced real-time models of particular ships allow the user to recognize their type effortlessly and track their actual position (press the “home” icon to reset the scene view)
We would be glad to create custom 3D models for your Geospatial System or convert pre-built assets from our libraries (such as ships, planes, or trains). Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your project.