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Virtual Sydney 3D Model

Regional Development Australia Sydney and AAM have been developing a “whole of metropolitan Sydney” online Virtual Sydney 3D Model. It is with pleasure that we announce this product was officially launched on Monday 20th November 2017 by the Hon. Paul Fletcher MP Minister for Urban Infrastructure.

As a key economic development advisory group, we believe the model will be of particular interest to the public and private sector in evaluating strategic infrastructure, transport, and spatial land-use; current (and what-if scenario) long term planning and economic development; property business and investment location; and also by government as a tool for communicating with the public and potential investors. We encourage and welcome its use.

Virtual Sydney is a subscription service and provides online access via the GEOCIRRUS Platform to an extensive 3D model of the built environment of Sydney and its metropolitan precincts. The Virtual Sydney service also includes a variety of relevant overlays displayed in the GEOCIRRUS Viewer which provides an extensive suite of tools at the users’ disposal from the convenience of an Internet browser.

Virtual Sydney Benefits

Virtual Sydney includes recently developed areas like Barangaroo
  • A point of truth for project and base for "what-if" scenario strategic planning, analysis and visualisation
  • No software, plugin or high performing hardware requirement necessary
  • Effective communication through 3D visualisation
  • Level of accuracy and reliability you can count on
  • Extensive 3D Model coverage from Sydney CBD to St Leonards, Chatswood to Parramatta, Castle Hill to Liverpool and other centres, as well as the new Western Sydney Airport region.



Rich Functionality to Match Content

  • Access to all AAM sourced 3D models, detailed terrain layer and aerial imagery as well as authoritative datasets ranging from administrative to zoning themes
  • View and control relevant data layers by switching layers on and off, adjust layer transparency, zoom to extent and view layer legend
  • 2D/3D measurement allows measuring of distances and areas
  • Create comments and markup
  • Add data layers and building models
  • Share and collaborate with others on the platform
  • Test different scenarios and what-if analysis
  • Select items in the map view and display attribute information
  • Control environment lighting and shadows by date or time
  • Terrain analysis tools including: line of sight, viewshed and elevation profiling
  • Perform queries of data types and themes
  • Other features include: drawing and sharing graphics, navigation controls, capture screen shot, bookmark controls and ability to switch underlying base maps



Accuracy, Reliability, A Single Point of Truth  for Strategic Planning, Analysis and Visualisation


    Official Launch of Virtual Sydney 3D Model




Last Updated: 21 May 2018