Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


3D models released for Christchurch city

3D models released for Christchurch city

The release of a new set of 3D models of central Christchurch today – as part of the Canterbury Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Programme led by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) – means it will now be much easier to visualise the inner city as it was before September 2010.

The release is facilitated by 3D Enabled Cities – one of eight projects in the Canterbury SDI Programme that began in 2013 to support the recovery effort by enabling improved sharing of location-based information between government agencies and the private sector.

“The ZNO Christchurch Central Model Set that was released this week will help to visualise ongoing changes to the landscape in central Christchurch,” says LINZ Chief Executive Peter Mersi.

The model set is a virtual record of the buildings that existed prior to September 2010, and the buildings that remain today. It covers commercial, heritage, and major apartment buildings in 36 ‘core city blocks’ and four ‘outer CBD blocks’.

“These models will help to retain a digital snapshot of lost heritage in the centre of Christchurch. The models have already been used in Christchurch Central Recovery Plan videos, public kiosks, and augmented reality apps.”

Released under an open license, the models are available to anyone at no cost – the first time a 3D model set this extensive and accurate has been freely available in New Zealand.

“A benefit of the open license means that anyone can download and improve the models, and use them in a range of ways to celebrate the heritage that has been lost.”

The Christchurch Central Development Unit’s (CCDU) Blueprint models and the Christchurch City Council’s (CCC) Building Footprint (BFP) data are also being made available under an open license this week.

“This is a great step towards creating a strong foundation for 3D visualisation of Christchurch,” says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs.

The CCDU Blueprint model set includes 3D models of the initial conceptual designs of anchor projects from the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan visualisations.

The open licensing of the CCC BFP data is important as the data has been used to enhance the ZNO Central Christchurch model set by improving its accuracy when placed on a map.

This accuracy will ensure that the 3D models can become an authoritative resource for urban planners and designers. The model set will help these professionals to design better buildings and outdoor spaces by enabling them to visualise developments around their designs and simulate environmental effects.

“To make this collection of models even more useful, we hope that architects and their clients will contribute 3D models of ‘to be built’ developments. Christchurch people, tenants, and investors will then be better able to visualise what the city will look like in the future.

“These releases are an excellent example of several key organisations working together to release information that can help Christchurch people support the rebuild in different ways.”

To access the ZNO Central Christchurch and the CCDU Blueprint model sets, visit the Trimble 3D Warehouse website, http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/.


The Council building footprint data is publicly available information and can be requested by emailing informationservices@ccc.govt.nz.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news