By Florence Tan with Ben Caradoc-Davies and Simon Cox
For a long time, the use of spatial representations other than a conventional 2D cartographic view has been a rather dark corner of the GIS world. However, some recently adopted OGC standards promise to allow communities that need these, such as facilities and engineering, urban planning and design, hydro-geology, and the solid-earth geosciences, to integrate their world with the view normally presented in the geospatial community. These include
For the sixth Interoperability Day organized by the French forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in 2012, the Lyon metropolis created a first sample of CityGML data in order to test its integration within different market tools. The program of this experiment is described at: http://www.forumogcfrance.org/journee-interoperabilite/archives-2012/programme-77/
OGC, EuroSDR and Geonovum have organised a workshop on CityGML for national mapping, which will be held 21/22 January 2013 at IGN in Paris. The aim of the workshop is to present implementations of the OGC CityGML Encoding Standard, an open data model and XML-based format for the storage and exchange of virtual 3D city models. Workshop participants will also explore what is needed to make the standard further fit for 3D implementation covering large areas and various application domains.
This OGC Blog Post is a reposting of a March 13, 2015 press release from the Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.
The Berlin city model available as Open Data Berlin plays a leading role throughout Europe in the digital economy – as of today a 3D city model of the German capital is available to the public as Open Data.
i-locate, a project of Europe’s ICT-PSP program, provides the first reference implementation of IndoorGML. The i-locate portal provides an indoor counterpart to OpenStreetMap (OSM).