Thanks to laser data and advanced map technology, we offer the most complete 3D model of Norway. In our 3D maps, you get buildings and trees, fences, lampposts, and even the flag on the poles. You select the area you want to be modeled on the map, and you will be sent a finished 3D model.
The ability to view maps and data in 3D is no longer unique. We have seen this in computer games for many years already, and it is the rule rather than the exception that architects present their projects and models in 3D. Now you have access to the whole of Norway in 3D – more details than ever. You get the most complete package of 3D models, solutions, and services at Geodata. In this blog post, we explain why our solutions are leading, and what you can use the solutions for.
That is why we have the best and most complete package
What we offer in the 3D field is not just about displaying 3D data itself, but the ability to extract 3D models in many different formats and also process them in the best tools on the market. We have made this as easy as possible. In addition, we have full-fledged solutions that allow you to take the 3D model to the next step and use it to get input from the audience.
All of Norway in 3D
To create the whole of Norway in 3D, we have modeled all the country’s buildings in 3D using FKB data (the most detailed map data in Norway), orthophoto (aerial photo), and laser data from the Mapping Authority. Using orthophotos, we have textured the models so that the terrain and the roofs of the buildings have a photo texture. Using laser data, we create a detailed terrain model for the whole country, as well as a separate 3D model for vegetation. The vegetation is shown as a colored point cloud or as modeled trees derived from the laser data. Finally, it is all enriched with further details from FKB so that you get a model where in addition to buildings and terrain you can see flags on flagpoles, fences, poles, pipes, bridges, and trees.
Draw, cut, and receive
It is very easy to access such a 3D model through our solution. With the help of our self-developed solution 3D Clip & Ship, you can easily draw the area you want in a map and have it delivered as a 3D model in your inbox in the desired format.
Works on all platforms support your desired format and follow OGC standards
You can use our 3D models on mobile, web, and desktop. The 3D Clip & Ship service can deliver the models to a number of powerful and popular tools, such as ArcGIS Online / ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Pro, AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3ds Max, Blender, and Archicad. The 3D models can be delivered in common formats such as .3ds, wavefront obj, DWG, 3D-PDF, Collada, Sketchup, ESRI file geodatabase, .slpk / .i3s, and more. We follow open and documented OGC standards so that all systems and platforms can read the models the service delivers. It has never been easier to exchange and use this type of data!
Inhabitant dialogue in 3D
This is a solution we have developed to get everything in one place. Here you can easily create your detailed 3D model of a selected area and build on it to show, for example, where a new building is coming from or a new road. You can use this to visualize the entire project for both decision-makers and the audience and you can get the input from the audience right into the solution. More about Citizen Dialogue in 3D and two examples of its use.
Enormous opportunities with technology from Esri The software ArcGIS from Esri is a world leader in the processing of localized data and we are the Norwegian distributor of ArcGIS. Take your 3D model into ArcGIS Pro and practice magic or check out what you can do with City Engine.
Esri + frames Esri has recently acquired the company names, which is behind the leading software for image data and lidar. Using photogrammetry, photography, and laser, frame software is specialized for creating a so-called integrated mesh. Here is an example of data we can generate using technology. The acquisition will make it more seamless and easier to acquire, analyze and process high-quality data from lidar and images. For example, it will be easier to supplement 3D models with data obtained through drones.
3D + BIM + GIS = <3
You can bring your BIM model into GIS software from Esri and with 3D as the core, you can create an almost perfect representation of reality, whether it is inside a building or development of Fornebubanen. A digital twin if you will.
Buy directly from us or through Infoland from Ambita All these mentioned services, solutions, models, and software you can of course buy directly from us through Geodata Online. In addition, we have a collaboration with Ambita and their Infoland portal, where you can buy 3D models and other digital map data provided by Geodata.
The sum of this means that we believe we offer Norway’s best and most complete 3D models.
Do you want a free demo of our 3D solutions? Send us an e-mail and write what you want us to show you, we will contact you to arrange a time. We do it all digitally.
What are you going to use 3D for?
3D is fun and it looks great. But we are most concerned with utility. Why create and display maps in 3D instead of 2D? The simple answer is that you should use 3D when 3D makes it easier to understand what you want to communicate when 3D provides added value.
A very good example is planning for development or when you need to understand what an area looks like. The fact that 3D makes it possible to see height differences and lines of sight is of great value when, for example, you want to communicate what a new building will look like. Now the recipients get a completely different relationship to what it will look like than with a normal flat map.
In addition, there is a lot of added value you can put into a 3D model. Just the fact that you can move around and see an area from several perspectives or that you can put on a sun/shadow effect and thus actually show when there is sun on the terrace in the new apartments provides the insight we would not otherwise have.
Asplan Viak has, on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernization, recently provided a guide on how municipalities can use 3D models to visualize their own beach zone, understand and communicate about this. The recommendation is clear: you get a completely different and useful insight in this way.
The simple test on how to use a 3D model is to compare how you can communicate something with a regular map versus using a 3D model. You will quickly see if the discussion becomes more fruitful when 3D is involved.