City Planning with Mcor Full Colour 3D Printing
As we know 3D models helps us ‘visualise’ in 3D and for someone like me without great 3D visualization ability, this is like some kind of magic – suddenly a model comes alive from the computer screen and into your hand! Taking this one step further, if I am a city planner and want to visualize an entire city, 3D printing performs like some kind of crystal ball – instantly increasing the physical enhancement of spatial perspective. GIS applications for various sectors can produce a lot of thematic data which can be 3D printed and this expedites the process of discussions or negotiations in city planning and enhances mutual understanding among the different stakeholders.
Our dealer in Sweden recently brought one such example to my attention – a large map of Gothenburg was produced for the city planning office. Unfortunately, I just have permission to show a small part of the entire map, but this does demonstrate the benefits of having a detailed 3D map to both display publicly and for actually city planning.
The 3D data was produced from aviation photos and the 3D model made in 16 blocks – see pics below
The map measures 106cm x 70cm and as you can see illustrates in detail the buildings, roads and terrain of the city.
The full colour in the model adds value in terms of providing a true colour representation of the city with texture.
This is a great application for full colour 3D printing that will in time change how we plan all of our cities!