City of Soest, Germany

The City of Soest provides it's city model as Open Data. The 3D buildings have been modeled with detailed roof structures and have been textured from oblique images. Besides the 3D model the web application also contains an oblique imiage viewer and a 2D map view. The City also uses the virtualcityPLANNER Add-on to visualize planning scenarios.



The City of Poznan is the first polish city providing it’s 3D city model updated on a daily basis with „planned” and „under construction” buiding layers. Based upon OGC standards, the 3D city model is integrated with 2D cadastral data from the 2D GIS system. The City also uses the virtualcityPLANNER, the PointCloud Add-on and our Download portal for providing the 3D data.


Helsinki Energy and Climate Atlas

The new Helsinki Climate and Energy Atlas bundles all energy-related topics in a free public interactive 3D map application. The energy values were determined from the semantic information of each 3D building model and stored as additional attributes, as well as building texture.


Smarter Together  - Vienna, Munich and Lyon in a Smart City 3d web application

SMARTER TOGETHER will prepare the ground for large-scale replication and ensure an in-depth knowledge transfer about setting up of smart city business models and user-centric innovation in order to contribute to positive societal dynamics. The European lighthouse cities Vienna, Munich and Lyon, the follower cities Santiago de Compostela, Sofia and Venice, the observer cities Kiev and Yokohama come together to improve citizens’ quality of life.


Berlin´s Zukunftsorte - Your ideas need space to grow. Berlin's got it.

To put this motto of our client Berlin Business Location Center into a modern and intuitive application, virtualcitySYSTEMS has developed a new and innovative form for the web-based presentation of location-based topics: the virtualcitySTORY. The application was presented for the first time at the international real estate exhibition MIPIM in March this year, and received high user attention. 

Based on a combination of web content, images and videos enriched with corresponding views of the Berlin 3D city model, the guided and interactive tour gives a comprehensive overview of Berlin’s most exciting future places for science and business that hold tremendous development potential. This way of presenting content together with location-based data helps to communicate the relevant information more easily and clearly, and provides a completely new user experience.

Explore the country-wide 3D building model of North Rhine-Westfalia

Explore the 10.1 million 3D building models of North Rhine-Westphalia an area of 34.098 km² via your web browser.

North Rhine-Westphalia has published its spatial data under the  German open data license. In order to present the nationwide 3D model of North Rhine-Westphalia, virtualcitySYSTEMS have implemented a web-based 3D map application based on the open CityGML and terrain data.

Explore the country-wide 3D building model of the Free State of Thuringia

Explore the 1.3 million 3D building models of Thuringian on an area of 16.171km² via your web browser.

Thuringia has published its spatial data under the German open data license. In order to present the nationwide 3D model of the free State of Thuringia, we have implemented a web-based 3D map application based on the open CityGML data.

Helsinki 3D+ with Open Data Portal

The City of Helsinki has commissioned two next-generation 3D city models: a smart, semantic city information model and a visually high-quality reality mesh model. The next-generation city models are based on the most recent measurement, modelling and city information model methods developed over the past ten years. Helsinki is the first city in the world to simultaneously utilise both 3D city models. They are available as open data.

Open Data Amsterdam, Delft and Rotterdam

Berlin Economic Atlas

The geoinformation system provides comprehensive, detailed information about the entire city of Berlin and will provide you with the information you need to find the optimal location for your business. The Berlin Economic Atlas gives you access to select data about specific industries, infrastructure conditions and zoning regulations related to any area within the city of Berlin.

Grafing: city of the future 2030

In 2015 the CADFEM company together with the city of Grafing won the BMBF competition "city of the future 2030“. As visualization platform for urban topics such as flood control, city planning and population growth, the virtuacityCLOUD solution has been chosen. For this project, a module has been created to enable and improve civic participation.

3D city model Bottrop

The independent city of Bottrop in North Rhine-Westphalia visualizes its 3D city model with the plugin-free virtualcityCLOUD solution. This city model is fully textured and contains a high number of very detailed models. With the integration of an oblique viewer, containing imagery from the four cardinal directions, vertical- and horizontal measurements can be taken.


Oblique and 3D city model viewer Wiesbaden

The capital of the federal state of Hessia uses the virtualcityCLOUD solution to publish their city-wide 3D city model. The web application also comprises an oblique- and 2D viewer. The integration of a pointcloud-based visualization of several landmarks is planned.

Visualization of massive pointclouds

In the demo for our partner Aerowest GmbH we have included our newest module for the visualization of massive pointclouds. This pointcloud technology is being actively developed by our partner Point Cloud Technology (PCT).


Berlin 3D - Downloadportal

Berlin’s digital 3D city model is a joint project of the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research as well as Berlin Partner for Business and Technology. In line with the Open Data Initiative of the city of Berlin, the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research provides LOD2 Building models for free download.

Streetlight Energy Simulator

Within the framework of the Climate-KIC funded projects 3DGPC and DeepDive Green Moabit, a joint collaboration between virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH, the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER), Électricité de France (EDF), and the Chair for Sustainable Planning and Urban Design at the TU Berlin developed a demonstrator for a web-based energy simulation platform. The simulation scenarios are based on the discussion about the replacement of streetlamps (existing gas lamps vs LED lamps) and the real test in the district of Moabit in Berlin. For these scenarios the demonstrator calculates energy related parameters (energy consumption & CO2 emissions) as well as investment & operational costs in a user-defined area of interest.

Solar Irradiation Analysis Rennes, France

This demonstrator application has been realized as part of the OGC Future Cities Pilot Phase 1.


Presented is a web-based application for assessing the estimations of solar energy production for roofs and facades of buildings. These values are calculated using a simulation tool developed by the Chair of Geoinformatics, Technical University of Munich, and the web application has been developed by virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH. The building data is provided by IGN and Rennes Metropole, partner of IGN.

The simulation tool operates on CityGML based city models. By combining a transition model, sun position calculation, and an approximation of the sky dome, the solar power from direct, diffuse, and global sunlight irradiation are estimated each month. The shadowing effects are considered by applying a ray tracing approach. As a result each building surface is being enriched by its individual irradiation values. These are also aggregated to the building level.


Each sampling point from the simulation tool is parameterized with the simulation values and is transformed into a point cloud by virtualcitySYSTEMS.


OGC Future Cities Pilot Sponsors: virtualcitySYSTEMS and IGN


Berlin Open Data with Point Cloud

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