Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Harvard in 3D

Harvard University has released what I think is the first interactive 3d campus map.

The 3d buildings in the Harvard Campus Map 3D appear to have been created with the CloudCities platform and overlaid on an Esri ArcGIS map. You can pan, zoom, rotate and tilt the map to explore the Harvard campus in 3d and select any individual building on the map to learn the building's name, function and other building information.

In truth the Harvard Campus Map 3D lacks a lot of functionality that you would expect with a useful campus map (for example a search function and directions). However you can simply switch to the Harvard 2d campus map for such run-of-the-mill map tasks.

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