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Agency9 CityPlanner adds support for Blom 3D

10. December 2013

Agency9, the leading provider of web based 3D visualisation and GIS solutions, announces support in its CityPlannerOnline for the extensive archive of 3D models from Blom, a leading European service provider within acquisition, processing and modelling of geographic information.

Blom3D™ is the product name for Blom’s archive 3D models. Blom currently has in excess of 340 detailed urban models, covering more than 12,000 km² and detailing more than 20 million buildings.

Agency9 CityPlannerOnline is a cloud service for web based 3D visualization of projects within urban development, infrastructure and energy. The combination of CityPlannerOnline and Blom3D will provide private and public customers extensive set of new capabilities to leverage value of the Blom3D models. Examples of ready-to-go applications in CityPlannerOnline include geoportal and solutions to visualise and share project illustrations and spatial data online, publish external communication of projects as well as provide solutions for public participation. CityPlannerOnline is created for urban planners, communicators, consultants and GIS technicians to easily create, share and publish project and spatial information from a normal web browser. http://cityplanneronline.com

Agency9 now have a streamlined data preparation process to import Blom3D data directly to CityPlannerOnline for its web deployment. With Agency9 solutions customers can publish very large data sets of Blom3D data on internet.

“Today’s announcement is a logic step in our cooperation with Blom. With 3D data available in the Blom3D archive our customers instantly can start benefitting our urban planning or spatial solutions rather than waiting for new data to be produced. This announcement of support for Blom3D is in line with our strategy to support the leading 3D data archives and data processing tools” says Håkan Engman, CEO at Agency9.

“The online 3D visualisation and mapping solutions from Agency9 will open new opportunities for our customers and make investment in 3D data more viable.  ” says Esben Fiane, Sales director at Blom.

About Agency9

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

Contact: Håkan Engman, CEO Phone: +46 70 305 7707, hakan.engman@agency9.com

About Blom AS

Blom is a leading European service provider within acquisition, processing and modelling of geographic information. Blom maintains unique European databases with collections of maps, images and models. With particular focus on online services, Blom provides data and solutions to customers in government, enterprise and consumer markets and enables partners to create applications using Blom’s databases, location based services and navigation solution. Blom has around 600 employees and subsidiaries in 10 countries. The company headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway. Blom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker BLO).

Blom3D™ is the product name for Blom’s archive 3D models. Blom currently has in excess of 340 detailed urban models, covering more than 12,000 km² and detailing more than 20 million buildings.

Contact: Esben Fiane, + 47 97 98 85 54 ,  email:  esben.fiane@blomasa.com

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Agency9 launches WebGL support for online 3D city portals

Sweden, October 2013

Agency9, the leading provider of web based 3D visualisation solutions, today announces WebGL support for the 3DMaps platform. Agency9 3DMaps is a high performance 3D visualisation and GIS platform for online applications. It is currently in use by major organisations internationally. WebGL is a promising technology for plugin free 3D rendering capabilities in web browsers and will potentially support easier portability between browsers and platforms. Extending Agency9 3DMaps with WebGL support will further boost development of 3D online applications and widen its reach to end users.

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Agency9 3DMaps WebGL is a powerful rendering engine based on the leading 3DMaps platform which has a streamlined data preparation process for common formats and an efficient operational structure proven in large deployments. The 3DMaps platform deliver unparalleled performance in streaming large 3D city and terrain models on the Internet and a stunning near-reality experience for users. Customer with preference for WebGL as a platform will now have opportunity to deploy 3D GIS and visualisation solutions based on the leading technology and proven platform from Agency9.

Agency9 3DMaps WebGL will be provided on Agency9 Developer Portal for developers and partners. Agency9 is committed to its developer community with respect to investments made in 3DMaps based development.  Agency9 will therefore maintain a coherent programming interface to support application portability between technology platforms. Customer and partners can develop application based on different technology options depending on requirements and when desired port easily to another platforms.

“Agency9 3DMaps is a unique platform powering several leading online portals for 3D GIS and visualisation in city planning. With the announcement of 3DMaps WebGL, Agency9 extends opportunities to address a new developing market. The strength of Agency9’s platform is its high performance streaming and 3D rendering implemented in true web based solution. We are thrilled to release this solution to the developer community and invite to partnership in projects.” says Tomas Karlsson CTO and founder of Agency9.

Facts about WebGL: http://www.khronos.org/webgl/

About Agency9

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

Contact: Håkan Engman, CEO Phone: +46 70 305 7707, hakan.engman@agency9.com

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Photorealistic 3D cities launched for city planning online

Stockholm Sweden, September 2013

Agency9, the leading provider of web based 3D visualisation solutions, today announces support for 3D models and cities generated with Smart3DCapture™ from Acute3D. Municipalities, authorities, and private organisations can now use the photorealistic 3D models in Agency9 CityPlanner to easily create web applications for planning, GIS, tourism and security.

Acute3D’s Smart3DCapture™ is a software solution enabling data providers and distributors to easily produce true-3D models of cities from aerial and terrestrial imagery, without any human intervention. Agency9 have streamlined a process to support large scale 3D models from Acute3D Smart3DCapture for web deployment. CityPlanner users can easily edit the Smart3DCapture data eg demolish buildings, modify terrain, export exerts of data as well as upload vector data, images, 3D models in order to create stunning interactive illustrations for public consultation or exhibition phases in planning or tourist oriented applications.

“Agency9 has a vision to web enable any type of 3D terrain and city models in value adding applications.  Agency9 is thrilled by the partnership with Acute3D and the potential it creates. Photorealistic 3D models are requested in many applications and Smart3DCapture is definitely one of the sharpest on the market. With CityPlannerOnline Agency9 uniquely offer data providers and users to publish Acute3D data online at a cost starting as low as 5 000 EUR per year without need to invest in IT infrastructure. says Håkan Engman, CEO at Agency9.

“The interoperability of our Smart3DCapture solutions is a very important topic at Acute3D, and the partnership with Agency9 opens exciting perspectives in the diffusion of large 3D models through online applications.” says Jean-Philippe Pons, CEO at Acute3D.

Agency9 CityPlanner is a web based service for 3D visualization of projects within urban development, infrastructure and energy. CityPlanner is unique in providing 3D web planning tools for widespread access and collaboration. It is created for urban planners, communicators, consultants and GIS technicians to easily create, share and publish project and spatial information from a normal web browser. CityPlanner is currently used by municipalities internationally in their daily work with master and local planning, also involving stakeholders and citizens in the planning process by enabling web publishing of 3D plan visualisations. http://cityplanneronline.com

About Agency9

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

Contact: Håkan Engman, CEO Phone: +46 70 305 7707, hakan.engman@agency9.com

About Acute3D

Acute3D is a technological software company created in January 2011. Acute3D’s mission is “capturing reality” through its proprietary technology Smart3DCapture™ which helps users to quickly and easily build true-to-life 3D models from simple photographs with an infinite field of business applications in sight. Acute3D is committed to providing the best industrial-grade technology to its customers and partners.

Contact: Jean-Philippe Pons, CEO Phone: +33 9 70 44 60 57, email jean-philippe.pons@acute3D.com

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Agency9 brings 3D gaming effects to web based GIS and planning

Stockholm Sweden, August 2013

Agency9 CityPlanner, the unique web service for 3D visualisation now releases support for 3D rendering effects such as real time shadow mapping, ambient occlusion, atmospheric scattering and god rays. These effects, traditionally only seen in high-end video games, elevate even the most simple 3D-model and city model to an astounding visually level and enables shadow studies for planners.
This confirms CityPlanner as the ideal tool for intelligent 3D-GIS visualisation with the combination of a powerful 3D engine and support for traditional GIS data sources and standards such as KMZ, WMS, GeoTiff, ESRI Shape and more.
Agency9 CityPlanner is a web based service for 3D visualization of projects within urban development, infrastructure and energy. CityPlanner is unique in providing 3D web planning tools for widespread access and collaboration. It is created for urban planners, communicators, consultants and GIS technicians to easily create, share and publish project and spatial information from a normal web browser. CityPlanner is currently used by municipalities internationally in their daily work with master and local planning, also involving stakeholders and citizens in the planning process by enabling web publishing of 3D plan visualisations.
“We are very pleased to announce these exciting features that continue to strengthen the position of Agency9 CityPlanner as the premier 3D visualisation tool for the web. CityPlanner is continuously evolving by being developed in close cooperation with the users to ensure that the product supports their workflows and requirements without compromising user experience and usability”, said Johan Göransson, Product manager.

Atmospheric scattering and god rays

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Real time shadows & Ambient Occlusion

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About Agency9

Agency9 is a leading provider of software for web-based 3D visualization of geographic information and maps for collaboration and communication in the infrastructure, construction and public sector. Agency9’s product portfolio includes 3DMaps, CityPlanner and other web based 3D geospatial solutions. The company was established 2003 and is an established leader in the web 3D market. www.agency9.com
Contact: Håkan Engman, CEO Phone: +46 70 305 7707, hakan.engman@agency9.com

Pris med Norrköping

Agency9 and City of Norrköping receives international award for urban planning in 3D

City of Norrköping and the Swedish software company Agency9 received the Excellence Award in Urban Planning at the international reputable conference “Geospatial World Forum 2013” in Rotterdam.

The award was received for the innovative use of web based 3D visualization in the communication of city development projects and for the dialogue with citizens. The award winning project is based on Agency9’s 3D web solution CityPlanner.

Efficient project collaboration and communication to the public is fundamental in building and managing sustainable cities. Leveraging the benefits of clarity of 3D in illustrating projects, visualization tools provided as an internet service enable easy distribution of information and collaborative work in projects teams, Including external architects, experts, builders and stakeholders involved in the project.

Norrköping’s objective with the project was to increase the dialogue with the citizens and to invite citizens to participate in the development of a sensitive area of the city with many historical buildings. The city published a virtual interactive 3D model of the area on its web page and invited citizens to explore the city interactively and to read about the vision for its development. Over 450 citizens submitted comments and suggestions into the 3D model as input to the planning department.

“We regard the award as a confirmation of our effort to establish an appealing method for increased dialogue with citizens in urban development. We will continue to work with the citizens to develop the city of Norrköping using 3D visualization, says Hans Revenhorn City Planning director in Norrköping. ”

Agency9 CityPlanner is a service on internet to support cities and local authorities in the urban planning. Planners and project team members can from a web browser easily access tools and 3D city models and relevant planning data. Projects can by non-CAD experts be illustrated and share to other project team members for review. From the communication central can interactive 3D illustration by published by a click to the web or selected exhibition devices and displays.

“We are overwhelmed that we together with Norrköping receives this international award based on our cloud service CityPlanner. This encourages us in the work to create viable web based 3D solutions based on our leading 3DMaps platform. We are committed to continue evolving our CityPlanner to provide organizations easy access to 3D data and tools for efficiency in work and communication.” says Håkan Engman CEO Agency9

About Agency9

Agency9 is the leading supplier of software of web-based 3D visualization of geographic information and maps for collaboration and communication in the infrastructure-, construction- and public sector. Agency9’s product portfolio includes 3DMaps, CityPlanner and other web based 3D Geographical Information Solutions.  The company was established 2003 and have several international cities as customers such as Gothenburg, Oslo and Berlin. www.agency9.com

Press contact: Håkan Engman, CEO Phone: +46 70 305 7707, hakan.engman@agency9.com 

About Geospatial award

Geospatial World – The Geospatial Industry Magazine is encouraging and recognizing excellence in the various projects, innovations and policies that have helped shape the future of the geospatial industry. Geospatial World Awards were born in order to promote and recognize such excellence thus bringing out and highlighting the best practices and innovations in the global geospatial industry. http://www.geospatialworldforum.org/2013/

CityPlanner Usergroup May 27 in Norrköping

As a suggestion from our existing customers we are now establish a Usergroup for CityPlanner. The first step we welcome you together with cities of Norrköping in to this Usergroup. The purpose of the Usergroup is to provide inspiration and get the chance to exchange experiences and hear about news of CityPlanner. There will also be an opportunity to jointly discuss product plans and above all to give you the opportunity to connect with other users.

Date: 2013-05-27

Time: 10:30 to about 16:00

Location: Norrköping

Usergroup is mainly addressed to those responsible for implementing of CityPlanner but also for practical users. For this Usergroup we would like to offer you that may be interested in starting to use CityPlanner. Participation can give you a great insight into how CitiPlanner can be used and its values.

It will be exciting presentations where various cities how will share their practical experience and their strategies for 3D and the value of using CityPlanner. Examples are Norrköping, Linköping, Alingsås, Göteborg. Noticeably, we will introduce many exciting innovations and our plans forward with City Planner.

If interested or questions please email gabriella.hogberg@agency9.com

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