Bluesky 3D Model Aids Urban Regeneration in NE England
A 3D model from aerial surveying specialist Bluesky is helping developers, architects and planning professionals assess the impact of urban building projects in the North East England. Supplied to Virtual Newcastle Gateshead the Bluesky data forms an extension to an existing city model and will help improve decision making and realise time and cost savings in the urban planning process.
Created from specially commissioned high resolution aerial photography the model is hosted by Northumbria University’s School of the Built and Natural Environment and local authorities are encouraging architects and developers to submit proposals in 3D so that they can be placed in the larger geographical context within the model.
Virtual Newcastle Gateshead (VNG) is a strategic collaboration between Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and Northumbria University. With the aim of developing a financially sustainable, 3D computer model of the central areas of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead for the purpose of urban planning, education and research VNG hopes to provide a platform for built environment professional practitioners to help shape the city’s future physical form.
Bluesky’s bespoke building models are created from the most up to date, high-resolution, stereo aerial photography. They are created to the client’s specification and can include road detail and an underlying Digital Terrain Map (DTM) to place the urban representation in its true world context. The standard Bluesky 3D city model can also be enhanced with the addition of vertical, oblique or ground photography to deliver additional detail and real world visual impact.