C3 Releases Unlimited Oblique Aerial Images for Mobile, Social Apps

Delivers Bird’s Eye View From a Few Blocks to the Entire City; Endless Panning; Enables Precise Overlay of Roads, Addresses, Points of Interests, Logos or Advertising

BARCELONA, Spain — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 14, 2011 — C3 Technologies, the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, today announced that its new high-resolution oblique aerial image library of more than 100 cities worldwide, is now available for licensing.

C3 Technologies Unlimited Oblique image of San Francisco (Photo: Business Wire)

C3 Technologies Unlimited Oblique image of San Francisco (Photo: Business Wire)

C3’s detailed oblique images allow users to see the sides of buildings and other objects, making it easy to recognize an address or a point of interest on a 3D map.

“When your iPhone, iPad or Android app is built on a 3D map you want to be confident everything the users sees, including buildings, structures or land features, is just as life-like and identifiable on the screen as it is in the real world,” said Mattias Åström, C3 Technologies CEO. “Don’t waste your time. Do your apps right the first time, and let people experience the world as it really is.”

By using the new C3 Unlimited Oblique imaging solution, developers of mobile, social applications for the fist time can provide infinite panning across maps because they are built on an endless matrix. In addition, C3 Unlimited Oblique offers 10-centimeter accuracy in every position, making it possible to accurately overlay roads, addresses, points of interest, company logos or advertisements.

Unlike most other commercial or even government-targeted oblique solutions on the market, which capture and process images of a geographic area from just four different views, all of the maps in C3’s new line offer 24 different oblique views, which means more crucial data is available for simulation, planning and precise measurement of distances, heights, perimeters, lengths, and widths.

C3 produces its oblique maps from many original photographs, so it can deliver images always in a North-South or East-West direction independent of the original flight directions, oblique images from unlimited directions, and oblique images in any vertical angle from 0 to 45 degrees.

And, because C3 also produces ortho images (90 degrees from above) and its photo-realistic 3D City Models from the same original data, the new C3 Unlimited Oblique solution can be used independently, or in combination with other C3 offerings including Street Views, to create a seamless user experience.

About C3 Technologies

C3 Technologies is the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, offering photo-realistic models of the world for search, navigation and geographic information systems. Since 2007 when it was spun out of the aerospace and defense company Saab AB, venture-backed C3 has redefined mapping by applying previously classified image processing technology to the development of 3D maps as a platform for new social and commercial applications. The Sweden-based company’s automated software and advanced algorithms enable C3 to rapidly assemble extremely precise 3D models, and seamlessly integrate them with traditional 2D maps, satellite images, street level photography and user generated images, that together are forever changing how people use maps and explore the world. Experience the world the way it really is, was and could be at www.c3technologies.com.

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