Monday, February 29, 2016

North Greenwich in 3D

In London property developers are currently turning the Greenwich Peninsula into a large new residential neighborhood, largely through the construction of what are now ubiquitous riverside apartment buildings.

Recently we've seen newspapers using OSM Buildings to help visualize large construction projects within cities. Berlin's neue Skyline and Brest in 3D are two good examples of OSM Buildings being used to give readers a sense of the impact of large urban developments on the built environment.

The Greenwich Peninsula website has instead used WebGL to create its own 3D map of this planned development in South London. The 3D map is pretty stunning, if a little memory intensive. It does a very good job in turning what is an unoriginal and uninspiring project into an attractive looking riverside development.

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