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City of Helsinki: Leveraging reality modeling to create new generation of 3D city model

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2016 Be Inspired Award Winner, the City of Helsinki, presents their 3D intelligent city model made possible by ContextCapture.

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Join 2016 Be Inspired Award Winner, Jarmo Suomisto, Project Manager for the City of Helsinki, for a presentation on how Bentley’s applications were integral to the development of their 3D intelligent city model. 
Using ContextCapture, the City of Helsinki generated a 3D mesh representation of its city as part of a three-year smart city initiative to improve Helsinki’s internal services and promote smart development. The City of Helsinki used a combination of laser scanning and oblique photogrammetry to acquire data and images for the project. Leveraging ContextCapture and a host of Bentley 3D reality modeling applications, the team modeled the surface and terrain and generated a reality mesh model of the entire city.
The City of Helsinki has a robust history of 3D city modeling. As a forerunner of reality mesh and semantic city modeling in Finland, Helsinki has a co-operation project-portfolio with companies and universities to promote knowledge and technology. This portfolio is a key tool to get tangible benefits from city models and also encourage companies on product development.

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