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CyberCity offers 3D city model of Hamburg (Germany) commercially

A collaborative agreement has been signed between the State Office for Geo-Information and Survey (LGV) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and CyberCity, Zurich to market and improve the massive 3D city model of Hamburg, Germany.

The city model includes more than 300.000 buildings and will be offered in three different Levels-of-Detail: non-textured block models, non-textured detailed models and textured detailed models. The city center will consist of over 2.000 buildings and will include approximately 40.000 façade images. Textures will be semi-automatically applied from oblique aerial imagery using CyberCity-Modeler’s texturing tool that is used to create a more realistic environment. The final deliverable will be available to the public via the Internet ( in October 2006. Applications include tourism, safety, security, architecture and urban city planning and car navigation.
Fig. 1. The 3D city model of Hamburg commercially available through CyberCity, Zurich.
CyberCity has provided support and services over a 3-year period for the development of a massive three-dimensional city model of Hamburg for LGV. The deliverable also includes a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) and a digital Orthophoto. LGV and CyberCity will co-market the 3D data. LGV will distribute the data within the municipal agencies and organizations and CyberCity will market exclusively to all other interested parties.
Fig. 2 Hagen Graeff, Managing Director LGV, and Dr. Franz Steidler, Managing Director CyberCity AG, after the signing of the cooperation agreement in Hamburg.
Additional applications/customers for Hamburg’s 3D City Model include mission and safety planning for fire and police departments, architects, urban planners and other agencies who may use CAD renderings to demonstrate project alternatives and communicate project plans. 3D city models are also being used in some car navigation systems.
Fig. 3 Textured 3D model of the Speicherstadt in Hamburg.
About CyberCity AG
CyberCity AG is a worldwide operating System- and Software-Company specializing in the creation and visualization of reality-based virtual 3D city and facility models. CyberCity applies its proprietary software to generate high-quality virtual 3-dimensional city models. Our models are produced worldwide using aerial-/satellite imagery (photogrammetry) and airborne laserscanner data (LIDAR), GIS and 3D computer graphics. CyberCity clients and partners include companies and institutions in Europe, USA and the Middle East. Applications in the field of planning, tourism, safety and navigation are offered.
More information is available on the Internet at
About LGV
LGV is responsible for the distribution of analogue and digital geodata of Hamburg. LGV coordinates the activities of the administration concerning geographic information systems, manages the geodata infrastructure (GDI-HH) by the Competence Center GDI and offers web-based geodata services like LGV is a service facility for the administration of Hamburg and the economy and for the public. In addition to the generation of cartographic products by order of third parties, LGV will manage the project, generate and market the orthophotos, the digital terrain models and the digital 3D city model.
More information is available on the Internet at
More information:
CyberCity AG
Kilian Ulm,
Sales & Marketing
Schaffhauserstrasse 481 P.O. Box CH-8052 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 300 13 44
(Credits CiberCity)