WASHINGTON– The American Veterans Center is using a three-dimensional map from Harris Corporation to show in remarkable detail the route for the upcoming National Memorial Day Parade. The map — which shows buildings, trees and landmarks as a video with photo-realistic 3-D views — is viewable by the public at the parade web site (www.nationalmemorialdayparade.com).
Harris, which provides geospatial visualisation technology and models to government and military customers, is using technology from its RealSite product family to create the map. The 3D model developed for the parade route allows anyone with a computer and Internet connection to ‘virtually’ travel the path of the parade along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, all in clear, 3-D images. The parade will take place on May 25, 2009.
3-D urban models are built from ground, aerial and satellite imagery using technology developed for government customers and are geospatially accurate. Harris has developed nearly 500 global 3-D models during the past five years as a prime contractor for the U.S. government. These applications will be used in a number of important areas.