Going 3D

One government department is taking a high tech approach to produce a realistic three dimensional map of George Town by using the latest technology in digital imaging and 3D GIS modelling software.

Lands and Survey Department’s Geographical Information Systems section has taken on the project to replicate the buildings and landscape of George Town in a 3-D software project which will enrich the layers of GIS data available in the country’s mapping database.

In order to replicate the appearance of buildings the department is sending a team of photographers to take digital photos of a number of buildings in the George Town and Seven Mile Beach areas. Approximately 500-1,000 buildings will be photographed by members of Lands and Survey’s GIS team and a representative from their 3D vendor in the US.

Lands and Survey employees will be travelling in vehicles with a Government crest and can be identified by their short sleeved shirts with a Cayman Islands Government logo on the chest. If you have any questions regarding the project contact Lands and Survey Department at 244-3420.

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