Berlin is has been mapped in a fully textured 3D format. The 3D model of Berlin opens up new dimensions for marketing the city.
What does Berlin look like today, and what might it look like tomorrow? The 3D model of Berlin allows viewers to look at the city as it is now, as it once was, and as the city it might turn into in the future. Using two- and three-dimensional geodata, we can visualize recent historical changes as well as future urban development projects.
Innovation in marketing Berlin as a location
Berlin's third dimension - using the 3D city model
To create the 3D model of the city, about 540,000 buildings on 890 square kilometers were photographed from the air, and their roofs were measured with lasers. Detailed models were created of about 200 buildings and attractions, five of which can even be explored from inside. (Olympic Stadium, Sony Center, Reichstag, DZ-Bank, Ostkreuz and the Central Train Station).
The 3D city model is not a commercial project and it is not based on commercially available 3D models. It was developed and funded by the Senate Administration for Urban Development (Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung), the Senate Administration for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises (Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe), and Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.
Any natural person who can claim that his or her right to self-determination with regard to personal information has been infringed upon by depictions in the 3D city model has the right to report the offending image and have it removed. In order to appeal the depiction of images in the 3D presentation or the solar evaluation of a particular building, please contact Berlin Partner for Business and Technology. Complaints should be submitted in writing (this includes by e-mail) to Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and should include an explanation. They can be sent to the address below. Complaints must include any evidence necessary for investigating the authorization to file such a claim and its validity (such as proof of ownership, lease agreement).