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  • Writer's pictureClaire Flurin

Could We Crowdsource Urban 3D?

When discussing city improvement, being able to visualize and mentally represent our spatial environment is crucial. But the production and use of 3D data is still cumbersome and expensive even though 3D is a mature technology. 

Sketchfab coordinates with 3D artists and clients to provide a remarkable marketplace for 3D/AR/VR models:

During my time in the real estate tech industry with Vectuel US, we imagined a web-accessible, crowdsourced, 3D map that could connect people to visual data & serves as a storytelling platform for the built environment. I am back in New York this week, and I remember that in our vision, such a solution would have allowed cities and planners to easily access high-tech tools in order to improve communication with citizens during community meetings. May be next time!

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