An ecosystem of real-time tools
The Varberg of today would probably be largely unrecognizable to one of the city’s residents from the Middle Ages. The city is set to change further still, with three major urban development projects planned for the coming years: an underground railroad, moving the harbor, and a new urban district called Västerport.
Town planners need a way to show politicians, officials, and residents how these construction projects will affect the city. More than this, they need a way to sell a vision of Varberg’s future; to tell its story.
The technology to achieve that is becoming ever-more sophisticated, opening up new and exciting avenues of possibility. “We did a large collection of geodata from aircraft last year where we covered the entire municipality of 900 square kilometers,” says Fredrik. “We collected 10 billion laser-scanned points and 120,000 oblique images that we can now use to build the municipality in 3D with terrain, buildings, and trees.”
You can see an example of this type of project in the video below, which shows how drone footage of a dyke under construction was used to create an animation in Twinmotion.