3D Geodata

Tap into the potential of 3D data.

Make the added value of 3D geodata visible    

Today, we have access to extensive and sound 3D geodata, including digital models of terrain, landscapes, surfaces, and buildings – and that list is constantly growing. This data offers a potential source of tremendous added value for state and municipal administrations and numerous private companies. At the same time, however, it’s often too vast and complex to analyze and use with conventional means of processing data.

One of the main challenges lies in integrating spatial information into administrative, planning, and decision-making processes. Here, 3D geodata has to be refined and managed in a holistic system that enables users to get the absolute most out of it.

More than just initial data entry and storage  

These days, a 3D geodata infrastructure has to be capable of much more than supporting the initial entry and storage of such information. Efficient data administration is also a must, as are easy-to-use publishing solutions and automated processes for data transformation and provision. The idea is to ensure that a growing number of users from a wide variety of subject areas can utilize the data for their specific purposes.

Efficient data administration  

Lossless processing of large volumes of incoming 3D geodata and database updates to ensure that it’s always up-to-date.

Open data access and exchange  

Avoidance of isolated data storage and processing; within administrative systems, data silos make it more difficult to tap into the full potential and added value of 3D geodata.

Compatibility with existing systems (not standalone)

3D-GDI with a modular structure that can complement and combine with systems already in place.

Automated data transformation and provision  

Data transformation features that quickly make 3D geodata available in various target formats.

Visualization and publication  

Create interactive 3D web map applications for internal use, with the option to publish them to a wider audience.

3D geodata infrastructure: start building yours with us
or add on to your existing system  

At Virtual City Systems, we’ve designed a 3D geodata infrastructure (3D-GDI) solution that’s based on three key technologies:

  • 3D City Database (3DCityDB), an open-source database compatible with CityGML
  • CesiumJS
  • FME

Our 3D-GDI solution covers the processing, storage, distribution, and web visualization of 3D city model data. It features a modular structure that can complement or combine with systems that are already in place.


The advantages of our 3D-GDI solution
at a glance  

  • Built on open standards
  • Capable of complementing or combining with existing systems
  • Enables you to visualize 3D geodata in a 3D web map application
  • Makes it possible to download 3D geodata in numerous target formats for use in different software
  • Supports administration of access and usage privileges



VC Database

A professional administration system for CityGML data that makes database operations a snap.

VC Publisher

This is how easy building a digital city model can be – with the intuitiveness and performance of VC Publisher.

VC Warehouse

3D data conversion into every common industry format at the press of a button. VC Warehouse has what you’re looking for!

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