UAE: The Abu Dhabi City Municipality, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and relevant authorities, has started the implementation of the 3D Model Project for the Abu Dhabi emirate.
The estimated cost of the project is a $25 million. A state-of-the-art three dimensional map of Abu Dhabi will be made in order to enable better town planning. It will enhance the government’s ability to effectively manage its land plots and buildings featuring state-of-the-art 3D technology.
Indian firm Rolta has been awarded the contract to develop the 3D model, which will be one of the largest and most comprehensive projects of its kind ever undertaken.
Based on GIS, it aims to improve planning, design and development operations and support the implementation of the emirate’s strategic plan until 2030. The project will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1, from December to June 2014 is restricted to constructing 3D buildings without detailing the building’s external shape to analyse layout options, compare them and choose the best one. Phase II, which will commence on June 2014 till December 2015, provides a more detailed information where the building’s external image is added to visualise the city’s appearance as close to reality as possible. The third phase provides a detailed 3D landscape of the entire emirate.