...this is the head line in the press release from the city of Berlin regarding their solar atlas based on the existing 3D city model. This new invention gives a perfect idea of how sustainable information can be shared in a visual appealing and understandable manner on a city wide scale.
“The Solar Atlas functions as follows: It takes just a few mouse clicks on the online three-dimensional model of the city to find out both whether a particular roof is suitable for the installation of solar panels and how much solar power they are capable of generating. Buildings are no longer represented in their actual height, but rather assigned a height relative to their solar potential.” (press release Berlin)
As the model has been created with LandXplorer Studio Pro the Google Earth model is the output of the Landxplorer Publisher a free tool integrated in the LandXplorer Studio setup. The 2D Solar Atlas is based on MapGuide. The work has been done by virtulacitySYSTEMS one of our LandXplorer partners.