Our 3D data gives you access to high-resolution 3D city reality mesh models that add context to your projects, help develop and visualize scenarios, and give a comprehensive 3D base dataset for change monitoring.

Our models are used for:

  • smart city planning, digital twins and management
  • road and traffic infrastructure modeling
  • engineering and construction projects
  • 3D visualizations
  • change management and analysis
  • historical archiving of buildings or town areas.

Clients choose us for our:

  • Scalability: We can capture everything from a single building to an entire city, or bigger.
  • Quality: We always give clients the best 3D mapping and visualizations for their needs.
  • Experience: Decades of experience in aerial capture and modeling globally.
  • End to end solution: We do everything from flight planning to 3D processing and geo-registration.
  • Multi-platform: We use fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and street-level captures and provide seamless integrated meshes.

Our approach is always customer-first. We dedicate time to working with businesses to find new ways to use our 3D information to solve real-life problems and meet their requirements. Our mission is to deliver the best 3D mapping and visualization solutions. We make sure we keep up with the latest emerging visualization technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality, game engines, and interactive visualization tools and software.

3D Modeling Products

Our 3D Reality Mesh Models are a multi-industry and multi-use solution to visualizing, managing, and monitoring changes to 3D spaces. We deliver high-resolution 3D models, enhanced with precise measurement, and accurate geolocation.

You can tailor the model to be exactly what you want with:

  • Custom capture area sizes.
  • Your choice of deliverables and outputs.
  • Optional street-level enhanced modeling to get maximum detail from the air down to the ground.
  • Classified mesh models to hold attribute data. Our models are the ultimate data management tool, allowing you to manage space through an accurate model of it.The best models start with the best imagery. All of our mesh models start with high quality aerial captures so your model is detailed, accurate, and true-to-life. Our processing team are experts at turning aerial imagery into the perfect tool for your needs.

Our models are a valuable asset for many industries because of the unprecedented complexity, high-resolution detail and geospatial accuracy, combined with the possibility to interact and extract real 3D information in both natural and built environments.

Level of Detail (LOD) models are representations of buildings at different scalable detail.

We have multiple options for LOD models depending on client needs. The options below are a guide and we can add more details.

  • LOD 0 – The base footprint of a building
  • LOD 1 – The digitization of a simple building block. The structure is shown in 3D but with a flat roof. LOD 1 includes building footprint and height information.
  • LOD 2 – Gives the roof slope and some roof features like chimneys and dormer windows.
  • LOD 3 – A complete building representation. Includes high details of roof features; skylights, solar panels, chimneys, air conditioners.

APPLICATIONS

LOD models are valuable for asset management, project visualizations, and planning purposes. Users can see and isolate all buildings within environments, view any data attached to the building model, and turn them off if needed.

We've developed a system in-house to wrap the building models with photogrammetry to precisely render every individual model. That gives real-world texture to the LOD models and makes them a better representation of the real world.

3D Level of Detail (LOD) Modeling

Stuart Wileman and Tristan Brown from our Production team talk about Level of Detail (LOD) modeling and how it can be used to provide a detailed dataset for planning and visualization.

We are at the forefront of developing Game Engine Visualizations for 3D models. Our Research & Development team continuously works on streamlining large scale 3D model ingestion for game engines.

Game engines offer the ultimate in real-time model visualizations for 3D models

Dynamic lighting, realistic weather, and photogrammetry asset libraries make for a rich and diverse staging environment that can change to reflect real-world conditions. An architectural firm can re-create a fully-furnished apartment building and show real-world lighting to prospective buyers who can digitally walk through the property. Housing developments can model an entire neighborhood before it’s built and let people experience the space in virtual reality. Large infrastructure projects can place new structures within a city model and show a bridge or building as it will exist in the real world.

3D models visualized through game engines are the most immersive and realistic platform to showcase for your project.

Quality real-time renders are powerful assets during the tender process, drive sales, and help with stakeholder engagement. The spatial industry opportunities from game engines are substantial: creating interactive 3D worlds and experiences unmatched by any traditional spatial industry or marketing tools.

Dynamic lighting, realistic weather, and photogrammetry asset libraries make for a rich and diverse staging environment that can change to reflect real-world conditions. An architectural firm can re-create a fully-furnished apartment building and show real-world lighting to prospective buyers who can digitally walk through the property. Housing developments can model an entire neighbourhood before it’s built and let people experience the space in virtual reality. Large infrastructure projects can place new structures within a city model and show a bridge or building as it will exist in the real world.

US 3D models in Twinmotion by Unreal

We ingested our multi-scale 3D city models into Twinmotion to create virtual fly throughs with dynamic lighting, character models, vehicle models, and weather effects to make immersive experiences.

Our street-level enhanced multi-scale 3D mesh models are ideal for loading into game engines like Unreal Engine, Unity, or architectural visualization platform Twinmotion.

We partnered with Cesium to use our Denver 3D mesh model as sample data for the new plugin for Unreal Engine. Go to the Unreal Store to learn more and download the Denver data.

In a collaboration with Unreal Engine, we ingested our 600 mile Adelaide City model into Twinmotion to show how large scale datasets can be used for powerful real-time experiences. The final model uses standard resolution imagery for Adelaide's surrounding suburbs and high-resolution imagery for the CBD. We added Twinmotion assets from their library to give the feeling of a living city, breathing city. Read more about the project here - Virtual clone of Adelaide for digital twins and smart city applications.

A range of industries benefit from the work being done by game engine companies, targeting GIS applications with adaptations to their platforms.

Both Unity and Unreal Engine can import spatial data as FBX, elevation data as height map and corresponding imagery to drape on top. ESRI CityEngine can directly export data into Unreal Engine Datasmith format. Datasmith is a collection of tools to bring CAD, BIM and GIS content to Unreal Engine. Complex 3D environments streamable to any web browser via Pixel Streaming. Unreal Engine provides tools to manage large terrain-based worlds such as Landscape and World Composition.

Architectural Visualization program Twinmotion is built to host real-time, immersive experiences for architecture, construction, and urban planning professionals.

We at Aerometrex are investing in these new systems and products to give you the best platforms and outputs.

Classified mesh models are the ultimate city data management tool that mixes high-quality imagery, attribute data, and interactivity.

We start with a high-resolution capture of an urban area. We use a mixture of aerial and ground imagery with oblique photogrammetry as the basis of a realistic 3D mesh model. We’ve already completed aerial captures at a quality of 2cm per pixel as a benchmark of our current working capacity. Those aerial and ground captures get turned into the 3D mesh without the need for additional measurement systems like LiDAR.

Our team then uses manual and AI-driven classification to identify houses and buildings, trees, and other features chosen by the end client. Database information is then added to the model, turning it into a management and visualization tool.

Read more about how Classified 3D Reality Mesh helps smart city planning and management.

AI-driven tree replacement

Our AI-driven processes let us enhance 3D models for different visualizations. This example video shows how we used AI to recognise and replace all of the trees in a 3D model with game assets.

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Request a sample of our 3D data

Experience Aerometrex 3D by downloading samples of our recent Denver 3D model in 2cm, 5 cm and Street-level resolution in OBJ, FBX, 3DTiles or SLPK formats.

Our models can be purchased off-the-shelf via our 3D store, or custom-built on a project basis for specific cities/regions that your business requires. We work with clients to tailor the best solution in terms of outputs, resolution, and accuracy. We provide datasets in a range of 3D formats, packaged for online 3D platforms. We also provide value-added services to extract 3D information, perform 3D change analysis and integrate additional spatial data into the 3D city models.

FROM ACQUISITION TO DELIVERY

Over an extended period of R&D, experiments and trials, our group of passionate spatial professionals and engineers designed a robust 3D photogrammetric workflow for flight planning and acquisition of aerial photographs, processing and generation of 3D models, and delivery of the final data.

We are committed to working with businesses to find new ways to use our 3D information to solve real-world problems. Our mission is to deliver existing and new customers the best 3D mapping and visualization solutions to their needs. Being in a very dynamic industry, we make sure we keep up with the latest emerging visualization technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive visualization tools and software.

Aerial data acquisition and pre-processing

We design a strategic flight plan and ground control survey locations once an area of interest has been decided for your project. Captured frames (via helicopter and ground) are then pre-processed and carefully color balanced.

3D Photogrammetry Processing

Every frame's geometry is analyzed and modelled to reconstruct the camera's position, then used in reverse to reconstruct the objects in the images in a fully-textured mesh object. Precise ground control points are integrated into the processing chain to generate geographically accurate data.


Geometry and Texture Enhancement

Special care and quality control systems are implemented at all stages of the process. Distortion in buildings are fixed and cars removed from the roads and water bodies flattened for high-resolution 3D meshes.

Delivery: range of formats and value-added products

3D mesh can be delivered in many formats for 3rd party CAD, GIS or 3D rendering software or packaged for streaming through web platforms. Extra information can also be extracted from the 3D mesh or used to produce innovative value-added products and services.

Common 3D formats include FBX, OBJ, Cesium 3D Tiles, ESRI i3s, Bentley 3SM/3MX, and Skyline TerraExplorer 3DM. We can prepare other formats on request.

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