US: Intergraph has introduced new 3D capabilities for its GeoMedia product line, fully integrating advanced spatial analysis and data capture with the 3D ‘virtual earth’ style of presentation. The combination delivers more precise visualisation of surface and environmental characteristics for increased insight, data accuracy and user productivity.
With GeoMedia 3D, users can navigate with full freedom of movement in all dimensions to evaluate geospatial assets and analytical results. Governments, businesses and organisations will gain a clearer understanding of visual and map data and make better, faster and more informed decisions. The new functionality will enhance infrastructure management, land information management, geospatial intelligence exploitation and production, cartographic production, public safety and security solutions, and provide more realistic reporting and analysis across all solutions where GeoMedia is deployed.
Teresa Smith, Senior Vice President of product development and support for Intergraph’s Security, Government & Infrastructure division, said, “By fusing multiple data sources together into a single, geo-referenced 3D view, these new capabilities deliver more immediately usable and actionable geospatial information to customers across our public safety and security, defence and intelligence, utilities and communications, government and transportation and photogrammetry business units.”
The ability to understand surroundings and visualise terrain assists in making better environment-based decisions and performing more effective real-world assessments. Examples of specific vertical applications include, among many others: 1) strengthening security and military assessment through realistic 3D simulations; 2) evaluating sub-terrain interference for utility lines; 3) creating hotspot maps for crimes and other statistical data; 4) providing visuals of a destination to assist dispatchers; 5) capturing elevation data in realistic 3D views for photogrammetry efforts; 6) assessing the community and environmental impact of government and transportation development projects; and 7) providing the public with project visualisation.