Barcelona in 3D

Posted: March 15th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

In the same time as a Google Earth 3D version of Berlin was announced last week, the spanish company QDQ Media opened the doors to its Barcelona in 3D project. The 3D model seems rather old, as neither my home nor the Torre Agbar appear.

Bcn3D 1 Bcn3D Sagrada Familia Bcn3D Plaza Catalunya

Relation to my thesis: Beyond the revival of 3D environments, what type of location and proximity information are beneficial to view in 3D? The paper Taxonomy for Visualizing Location-Based Information sets an resourceful base for further work on that matter. In addition, what information are sensitive to temporality of the map? In the case of Barcelona in 3D, the model is 5 or more years old and the shot of my house was done in the middle of the afternoon in Winter according to the shape of the shadows.

One Comment on “Barcelona in 3D”

  1. 1 Jerome said at 1:18 pm on March 22nd, 2007:


    have a look at our M3D Glider technology for serving 3D cities on Google Earth, Google Maps and virtual Earth. Releasing soon, Stay tuned!

    M3D Glider team.