In order for better management services and rapid urban development, the capital city is in the process of developing a 25 million dollar worth of 3D digital model of Abu Dhabi.
As stated by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, the digital model of structures and buildings throughout the emirates will be build to easily respond to emergencies and improve public safety in the coming years. The $25 million contract to develop the 3D model was awarded to Indian firm Rolta, one of the largest and most comprehensive projects of its kind ever undertaken.
By this project, it will also aid in the organization of plots across Abu Dhabi and the internal database formed will be distributed with other relevant government units, it said, adding that work on the project was already in progress.
According to a statement, the facade of the buildings will be rendered in a photo-realistic manner and a user could take flight on the model to see areas of interest. Thousands of building interiors and a lot of significant landmarks will also be modeled in 3D to high levels of accuracy,”.
The Mumbai based firm has previously done work in Dubai and Oman, they will create a 3D model of various municipal areas covering nearly 5000 square kilometers with tens of thousands of buildings. Acting executive director of town planning at the Municipality, Khalfan Al Nuaimi, stated the replica will support maintain the Abu Dhabi’s speedy development and is being executed in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality, the Department of Municipal Affairs, Western Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre, Abu Dhabi Follow-Up and Control Centre, and the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.