3D City Modeling

Increase the efficiency of your city management in terms of urban planning, safety, energy efficiency, mobility, and tourism by virtue of our detailed 3D city models.

Detailed 3D city modeling to ensure a contemporary city management

A 3D city model is a detailed digital representation of a city’s infrastructure, which can be used to simulate real-world plans in a cost-efficient way. On the one hand, they allow, for example, the investigation and analysis of the impact of a city’s building stock on several areas – from the impact on shading, pollution, and safety, to the interference with wave propagation, and thus the overall urban planning and visual appearance of a (part of the) city. On the other hand, 3D city models also allow the analysis of individual buildings – issuing many characteristics that can be used to calculate the energy saving potential.

In addition, buildings can be created in such a way that they look realistic and attractive, and, as such, can be used for city marketing. When other objects, such as roads and utility infrastructure, are included in the 3D city model, the model can also be used to calculate cascade effects of incidents that occur in the city.

If you require a realistic representation of your city, but not the intelligence of the high-end 3D model, we offer the possibility to model your city as a 3D mesh.

Enhanced Urban
Planning

Investigate the impact of urban development on the existing neighborhood in an efficient, cost-effective, way. Discover how new developments impact the shade, line of sight, or general appearance of a (part of the) city.

Informed
Decision-Making

3D city models enable an easy simulation and visualization of potential developments for open spaces – whether to develop an open space into a parking area, park, or other facility can therefore be easily discussed with residents or other stakeholders.

Improved
Residential Safety

The disposal of a detailed 3D city model enables line of sight analysis, allowing you to determine the best locations to place cameras, and thus increase the safety in certain areas of the city.

One Step Ahead
Emergency Plans

By integrating a 3D city model with additional information, such as the utility infrastructure (networks) and roads, incidents, such as power failures, fires, or floods, can be simulated and the effects can be visualized.

Our Approach in 3D City Modeling

Avineon has the knowledge, and people, to guide you through the entire 3D city modeling journey – whether you are looking for a consultant to help you identify your needs, whether you are looking for a 3D expert to create your 3D city model from scratch, or whether you are looking for a way to enhance your already existing 3D city model, the Avineon team is ready to help you!

To create a detailed 3D digital representation of your city, we will start from the source data your city has at its disposal. For the 3D modeling of your buildings and other infrastructures, this source data includes LiDAR point clouds or stereo-imagery. For the application of real-world textures to the model, this source data includes stereo-imagery or oblique images. Thanks to our close partnerships with data acquisition companies, Avineon can also support the data acquisition process.

Design

Avineon helps to identify where the needs of your city lie and calculates, upfront, what the production and maintenance of an associated 3D model would cost

3D Consultancy

Convinced of the benefits of a 3D city model for your city management but still unsure on the exact specifications and requirements? Or are you in doubt in terms of what source data and/or level of detail is required to fulfill your expectations? The Avineon team will help you figure it out.

Our 3D experts will provide the required guidance and support to identify your needs and translate these needs into specific requirements and specifications for your 3D city modeling project.

Cost Calculation and Estimation

Thanks to our in-house developed AI algorithm, Avineon is able to calculate the cost of the production and maintenance of your 3D city model upfront, taking into account specific requirements and specifications of your 3D modeling project, such as the requested (various) level(s) of detail, different structures that need to be modeled, and demanded IT-infrastructure.

3D Consultancy

Convinced of the benefits of a 3D city model for your city management but still unsure on the exact specifications and requirements? Or are you in doubt in terms of what source data and/or level of detail is required to fulfill your expectations? The Avineon team will help you figure it out.

Our 3D experts will provide the required guidance and support to identify your needs and translate these needs into specific requirements and specifications for your 3D city modeling project.

Cost Calculation and Estimation

Thanks to our in-house developed AI algorithm, Avineon is able to calculate the cost of the production and maintenance of your 3D city model upfront, taking into account specific requirements and specifications of your 3D modeling project, such as the requested (various) level(s) of detail, different structures that need to be modeled, and demanded IT-infrastructure.

Implement

Avineon not only builds your 3D city model but can also provide the required source data (through our partners). This approach ensures that the end-result (the 3D city model) perfectly fits your requirements. We also enable you to start working with the model by setting up the required environment.

Creation of 3D City Models

Avineon’s 3D city models seamlessly fit to the large-scale base map information and digital terrain model of your city.

We deliver buildings in a variety of detail, varying from buildings with generalized, but still realistic, roofs, to buildings with a high level of detail including dormers, oriels, chimneys, air conditioning systems, and roof overhangs. Different levels of detail in different parts of the city are also possible.

In addition to buildings, Avineon also models other structures, such as streets, walls, bridges, silos, chemical plants, utility networks, and road infrastructure, in a variety of detail.

3D Mesh Creation

If you require a realistic representation of your city, but not the intelligence of a high-end 3D model, we can create a 3D mesh of your city.

To best describe a 3D mesh, we can compare it to a sort of digital blanket that is stretched over your city, not only showing all details of buildings, but also any other desired objects that are present. In addition, unwanted objects can be filtered out by Avineon.

Creation of 3D City Models

Avineon’s 3D city models seamlessly fit to the large-scale base map information and digital terrain model of your city.

We deliver buildings in a variety of detail, varying from buildings with generalized, but still realistic, roofs, to buildings with a high level of detail including dormers, oriels, chimneys, air conditioning systems, and roof overhangs. Different levels of detail in different parts of the city are also possible.

In addition to buildings, Avineon also models other structures, such as streets, walls, bridges, silos, chemical plants, utility networks, and road infrastructure, in a variety of detail.

3D Mesh Creation

If you require a realistic representation of your city, but not the intelligence of a high-end 3D model, we can create a 3D mesh of your city.

To best describe a 3D mesh, we can compare it to a sort of digital blanket that is stretched over your city, not only showing all details of buildings, but also any other desired objects that are present. In addition, unwanted objects can be filtered out by Avineon.

Sustain and Grow

We offer a subscription to update or enlarge your 3D city model on a regular basis, making sure all interim adjustments are captured, and represented, in your model.

Updating 3D City Models

The saying that “a city never sleeps” also applies to city management and urban development. Over time, things change – new buildings are being developed, old buildings are being demolished, and open spaces get filled. So, to ensure that your 3D city model remains an as realistic as possible digital representation of your city, regular updates are required.

Avineon therefore offers a subscription to keep your 3D city model up to date, capturing all those interim changes, and implementing them in your 3D city model. We can also improve and enhance your existing 3D city model, adding additional features to meet your new requirements.

Updating 3D City Models

The saying that “a city never sleeps” also applies to city management and urban development. Over time, things change – new buildings are being developed, old buildings are being demolished, and open spaces get filled. So, to ensure that your 3D city model remains an as realistic as possible digital representation of your city, regular updates are required.

Avineon therefore offers a subscription to keep your 3D city model up to date, capturing all those interim changes, and implementing them in your 3D city model. We can also improve and enhance your existing 3D city model, adding additional features to meet your new requirements.

Improving Your Business

In this guide (PDF) we explain how Avineon can help to improve your business by visualizing your systems, assets, and data.

 

Why Avineon

Having created 3D models in several countries, using varying types of source data, and incorporating various types of features and requirements, Avineon has developed a unique expertise in 3D city modeling. Our production facility not only uses state-of-the-art tools, but also has flexible processes in place to ensure our 3D city models meet any customer’s requirements. Bringing the best practices from our customers around the world, we are proud to say that we offer the best models currently available.

Avineon not only builds your 3D city model, but also acts as a “one-stop shop” to get you up and running with the model. We not only ensure that the available source data are perfect for the task of 3D city modeling, but also ensure an IT-environment that allows you to use your model for its intended purposes.

The Most
Accurate Model
Available

Avineon creates the most accurate 3D models that currently exist in the market, with a z-accuracy of 10cm.

A 3D Model
Tailored to
Your Needs

Avineon not just builds “a” 3D city model – we build “your” 3D city model in the level of detail that is required for its intended use and including all necessary attribute information.

Your
“One-Stop
Shop”

Not only do we make sure that the source data perfectly fit the requirements for the creation of your 3D city model, but we also provide the IT-environment to start working with model.

A Service to
Keep Your Model
Up to Date

By adding, removing, or updating buildings and other structures, Avineon ensures that your 3D city model remains up to date.

Delivery Models

Avineon offers you the best of both worlds: we offer local technical expertise and project management capabilities in combination with an efficient offshore production facility.

 

Our local people ensure that your requirements are translated into qualitative deliverables and give you the required insight into the 3D modeling process and the technical aspects of the deliverables. Our offshore production facility, on the other hand, ensures a fast and efficient processing. The level of direct customer interaction with the offshore team is tailored to specific customer needs, and thus varies from project to project.

 

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