The NSW Emergency Information Coordination Unit (EICU) and the City of Sydney have joined forces to develop an intelligent 3D building and infrastructure data model for the Sydney CBD that facilitates full attribute and 3-D spatial queries on all features. This model was on display at CeBIT Australia 2012 as part of the The NSW Government Land and Property Information Spatial Technology Showcase. The photo below is of a Channel 7 TV news crew conducting an interview about the 3D model.
LPI, a division of the NSW Department of Finance & Services, is the trusted source of truth for authoritative foundation land and property information in NSW. They are proud to be a world leader in geospatial information and technologies, which assist in the delivery of NSW Government service delivery programs. Land & Property Information geospatial products and services are utilised by Government, Business and the Community.
In collaboration with all major infrastructure agencies operating in the Sydney CBD, the project has mapped and created a 3D data model for all underground infrastructure for the CBD, including buildings (both above and below ground), utilities and tunnels.
Unlike the common fly through 3D models used to represent the built environment, the Sydney CBD 3D Model is intelligent and facilitates full attribute and 3-D spatial queries on all features. The 3-D buildings include contact details for owners and occupiers and the type of industries located within the building.
Buildings are captured in architectural models and translated into virtual environments for exercise scenarios and then imported into the GIS data model in real world coordinate systems. A video about this project is available for viewing (MP4 video file link).
The Sydney CBD 3D Model will benefit:
- new infrastructure planning
- emergency response and recovery
- critical infrastructure protection
- safety of public and responders
- events management
- agency communication and access to information
- utility outages by reducing likelihood of excavation errors.
For more details contact: John Moore, Manager GIS and Operations at Land and Property Information Authority at the LPI by email or phone: 02 8236 7160.