The Ordnance Survey UK and the Newcastle Council have combined efforts to provide 3D analysis and understanding for an energy project based upon solar power.
“The new partnership between Ordnance Survey and Newcastle City Council will demonstrate how 3D city models can provide valuable information to enable effective solar power generation. Both organisations are members of a European project consortium called i-SCOPE (Interoperable Smart City Services through an Open Platform for urban Ecosystems), which will run for three years and will involve 11 cities across Europe.”
Peter ter Haar, Ordnance Survey Director of Products, comments: “The i-Scope project will provide Ordnance Survey with an opportunity to test and validate the value of 3D city models in a practical way. We anticipate a rich future for 3D data and this is an excellent collaborative vehicle for sharing expertise across a European consortium.
This project highlights the value that 3D City Models can provide beyond visual graphics alone and is a good example of pushing the value of 3D forward.