April 17, 2012 -- New York, NY -- PenBay Solutions announced today the official release of a new foundation GIS data product available worldwide: the 3D BasemapTM. Focused on the emerging 3D needs of the GIS community, this comprehensive data offering was designed to support a full range of geospatial analysis and applications, helping users move beyond the current limitations of visualization-focused data formats. By upgrading their 2D basemap to 3D, organizations can have an instant 3D operating capacity including support for a number of plug and play applications such as Esri's ArcGIS Desktop, CityEngine, Omnipresence, and InVision Sustain.
“This data is really significant from a GIS perspective”, said Ben Yetman, PenBay’s Director of Strategic Technologies, “Our GIS customers are looking to do more with 3D than flying around their city, and with the 3D BasemapTM they get a true GIS foundation to deliver application value across the board.”
This z-enabled basemap stands in contrast to other 3D Building products in the market, providing real GIS data to support end user applications, both in a 2D and 3D context. The data is delivered in geodatabase format, and in addition to the 3D buildings it contains feature classes for detailed roof parts, building footprints with building measurement attribution, in addition to solar calculation attributes. The 3D BasemapTM was developed through a strategic partnership, bringing together the Facility GIS expertise of industry leader PenBay and the advanced 3D data technology from CyberCity 3D. By leveraging the unique technology from CyberCity 3D, the 3D BasemapTM can be developed from stereo satellite imagery for virtually anywhere across the globe.
“There are three things that are really exciting about this offering”, commented Bill Barron, PenBay’s CEO, “First it’s true GIS data designed specifically for GIS analytics, not just visualization. Second, we can deliver it for anywhere in the world as amazing accuracy. Lastly, the pricepoint really lowers the barrier to entry making it feasible for anyone to upgrade their entire basemap to 3D.”
These data products are currently available for purchase in convenient tile formats both in the US and abroad. For more detail on the 3D BasemapTM you can visit PenBay’s website: www.penbaysolutions.com/3d-basemap
CyberCity 3D™ is a state-of-the-art 3D modeling company specializing in the creation and delivery of exceptional three dimensional data across a number of markets. Their core technology enables them to build low cost, highly detailed models throughout the entire world using satellite imagery in addition to aerial imagery. This proprietary set of tools extends the reach of traditional aerial methods, and means that quality data can be rapidly developed from existing imagery without the need for costly new aerial capture.
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PenBay Solutions LLC is the technology leader in bringing GIS inside the building. With more than a decade of experience in successfully implementing GIS solutions for a wide range of clients, PenBay uses a combination of innovative spatial robotics, mobile data collection technologies and tools for visualization to collect, maintain, integrate and deliver valuable geospatial data quickly and cost effectively. With this geospatial information, PenBay Solutions empowers clients to make better informed decisions.
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