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3D Models: 3D City Models


Need to model a large area? Whether it’s a piece of sprawling farmland or a bustling, densely packed city, L3Harris can help. We've developed proprietary tools that use project and archival data to create 3D city models with superior accuracy, realism, and precision. Our 3D city models enable virtual exploration, analysis, and simulation of cities — making them perfect for applications ranging from urban planning and real estate development to disaster management and smart-city initiatives. 

We deliver detailed models from simple to complex in every format, including 3D shape files, DXF, Geo VRML, VRML, OpenFlight, InReality™, and Maya ASCII. Additional features include:

  • Geospecific textures derived from imagery can be applied to the buildings where available
  • Photogrammetrically derived building heights produce accurate and realistic representations of structures
  • Multiple supported industry-standard formats are available, including OpenFLT, AutoCAD DXF, OBJ, and more


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AW3D Data Sets

The possibilities for 3D mapping are limitless — ranging from wireless planning, city planning, infrastructure management, disaster management, and environmental monitoring to applications in public health and academic research. AW3D 3D city maps are defined by elite performance, cost-effectiveness, short delivery times, and unmatched flexibility. The quality of this 3D data will only improve as the number of available satellites increases and satellite-mounted sensors become more sophisticated.

Vector Data of buildings

The AW3D Building 3D elevation dataset uses the latest satellite imagery to bring ground features such as buildings, vegetation, and overpasses to life. Both the 2D footprint and height information of each building are provided as vector data, which can be bundled with other layers to create sophisticated, intricately detailed 3D city maps.

This dataset is perfect for various simulation applications such as telecommunications, asset planning, and line-of-sight analysis. 

  • Samples available upon request


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City vector map
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Do you need to render a congested urban area in fine, high-quality detail? AW3D Metro is a precise, large-scale 3D city model with national and statewide coverage. These 3D city models consist of accurate digital vector maps of buildings, vegetation, bridges, and other artificial structures as well as 3D raster data in resolutions ranging from 0.5 to 1 meter. Whether you're simulating 5G networks, analyzing natural disasters, or devising tomorrow's smart cities, this dataset from AW3D will help you make better strategic decisions faster. 

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