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May 6th, 2014
Platform for Streaming 3D City Models Using WebGL Now Open for GIS Developers

The trend in web development and browser technology quickly move towards HTML5 and plug-in free solutions. Many existing applications are seeking new technology platform to migrate their solutions. With WebGL the user will experience instant launch of applications without security questions and waiting time. Applications will also work more smoothly and integrated with web applications. The 3DMaps platform streams 3D data over internet at high speed providing a near reality experience for the user in navigating in the virtual model. Software vendors and developers can now leverage the 3DMaps WebGL/HTML5 technology in new or existing GIS and 3D online solution for consumer or professional markets.

The Agency9 3DMaps framework include a content pipeline process supporting common GIS formats and tool chains for photorealistic 3D city model including StreetFactory™ from Airbus Defence & Space, Smart3DCapture™ from Acute 3D as well as solutions from TerraSolid and Agisoft. Also organisations adopting the OGC standard CityGML is provided a path to publish its data online and to create powerful applications. The 3DMaps SDK 4.0 is now available with tutorials and code samples on the Agency9 developer portal http://developer.agency9.com.

The 3DMaps Runtime 4.0 with WebGL support is also immediately available through the expanding network of integration partners and distributors.

 “Agency9 is proud to announce availability of 3DMaps 4.0 for WebGL/HTML5. It is a natural extension of our product portfolio and we are pleased to serve the market with a solid platform to support the boost of online 3D application. The new 3DMaps platform is based on over 10 years’ experience of building streaming 3D solutions. Market feed-back is very positive and confirms our leadership over solutions available from the large GIS vendors and niche players.” says Håkan Engman CEO of Agency9 AB.

About Agency9

Agency9 is a leading provider of software for online based 3D visualization of geographic information and maps for collaboration and communication in the infrastructure, construction and public sector. Agency9’s product portfolio for web and mobile includes 3DMaps, CityPlanner and other online 3D geospatial solutions. The company was established 2003 and is an established leader in the online 3D market. http://www.agency9.com