Integrated 3D city modeling and process simulation for critical infrastructure visualization and assists in understanding urban blast impacts and evacuation. The term Urban Simulation can refer to many different concepts for enabling smart cities. virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH is a Berlin-based company that is currently developing solutions that will facilitate numerical simulations of 3D city models. CityGML building and high resolution terrain data sets can be created quickly for visualization purposes.
SketchUp 3D CAD software and Autodesk Revit offer advanced and powerful design features that are useful especially in larger design and building projects. Video surveillance cameras are used to monitor key areas such as entrances or high security zones, but it is important to understand where exactly to place them and what technical specifications are required to achieve optimal coverage. With an integrated video surveillance system planning tool, designers can see exactly how the cameras fit into the building layout.
In the joint project termed Brandenburg 3D located in Germany, the geological data was converted into a comprehensive model spanning the whole province and providing insight into geological layers, discontinuities and salt domes while in another part of the project a WebGIS architecture was developed to present the 2D and 3D data in a browser.