Cambridge 3D Story

9/25/20237 months ago

3D Mesh buildings with river and trees

Cambridge 3D has come a long way in 10 years. Since collaborating with Harvard and MIT to build our model, we learned how to update our citywide model and perform analysis to be used by city staff. We can even add photorealistic trees symbolized by species with heights derived from LiDAR or photogrammetric point clouds.  We have also explored ways to make our model more realistic using detailed textures, and now we have a 3D mesh which gets us closer to a true digital twin, with rich underlying data for exciting new visualizations and project opportunities, that help the city meet its outreach and climate resiliency goals.

Explore the Cambridge 3D Story web scene to see all of these visualizations in one place.