Sydney CBD 3D Model

NSW Emergency Information Coordination Unit (EICU) / City of Sydney

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.

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.

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.

A video about this project is available at:
http://203.57.8.109/CeBIT_Videos/Infrastructure_and_Facilities/Sydney_CBD_above_&_below_ground_3DModel.mp4

Contact
John Moore
john.moore@lpi.nsw.gov.au
02 8236 7160