O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, Booth #212, Santa Clara, CA – April 19, 2011 – Discovering cities and their surroundings in the most realistic way possible is becoming the next frontier of online mapping services. Starting today, photorealistic 3D cities from C3Technologies, the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, are now available on Ovi Maps, Nokia’s free mapping and location service.
The first release includes 20 major cities around the world as well as 3D street views for some European cities, including Copenhagen and London.
“Today, Nokia is adding a new dimension to the way people experience maps on the web,” said Mattias Åström, C3 Technologies CEO.
C3’s Metro database of more than 100 cities in 3D is available as a platform for new social and commercial applications serving local search, real estate, travel, tourism, media, and entertainment, as well as uses in civil government, utilities, and telecommunications.
The 20 C3 cities now available on Nokia Ovi Maps include:
“People want to experience the world on their computers and phones in all of its 3D beauty – the way it really is,” said Åström. “ We’re rapidly mapping the world in 3D and will be releasing more cities very soon.”
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 Swedish-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.
Leigh Anne Varney