3D Model of Cardiff2020-11-25T12:12:04+00:00

3D Model of Cardiff

Accurate city centre models to fit your needs

AccuCities proudly presents the first ever accurate 3D Model of Cardiff, the beautiful Welsh capital. Its unique architecture and landscapes were mapped from the latest aerial survey. Models are delivered as digital downloads in a variety of most common file formats used by architects and urban designers.

3D Cardiff model is structured in tiles that align with Ordnance Survey Grid. Terrain is not flat but captured in 3D and separated into layers. Cardiff city models are available in Medium and High Level of Detail with up to 15 cm accuracy. We supply existing models on the same day from as little as £500+VAT per tile. Additional areas of Cardiff can be produced in as little as 5 working days.

3D Model of Cardiff Features

Architects, Developers and Urban Planners are the usual customers for our 3D city models. The Cardiff City Centre 3D Model has been originally captured for a telecoms client (read 3D Cardiff in Digital City Twin by Oasis Cities) working on more efficient mobile networks planning and execution. Read all the latest Customer Case Studies.

4km2 3D Cardiff Model Map

Ready-made digital city model

AccuCities Cardiff model on a wide area map. Yellow area shows extents of the free 3D Cardiff sample. Customers can licence the entire dataset, buy individual tiles or commission a custom 3D model.

CAD City model in OS Tiles

Affordable city models with 1 day delivery

Our 3D Cardiff model is made of 16 x 0.25 km2 tiles covering an area of 4 square kilometers. Customers can buy individual tiles from £500+VAT for Level 2 and £800+VAT for Level 3. Our 3D models are delivered in CAD, FBX or SketchUp formats.

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Detailed & Accurate 3D city models

Manually captured from Aerial Survey

Manually captured from the 2017 High-Res imagery by our team of skilled technicians using stereo photogrammetry. Level 3 models are accurate to 15cm in all axes with all roof features such as chimneys, parapet walls or dorm windows captured with the correct shape and tilt.

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Custom 3D models for Planning

Anywhere in Wales, delivery time 5 days

We are the specialist supplier of site-specific 3D models for any area of Cardiff, Wales and UK. Custom 3D models are always captured from the latest aerial imagery available. Level 2 and Level 3 models are available from £500 + VAT for 0.1 km2 model. Delivered in 5 working days as .DWG, .SKP or .FBX files.

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Free 3D Cardiff model Samples

Download, Test, Evaluate & Use

The free 3D Cardiff model is a 0.2 km2 tile, available in two levels of detail – Level 2 and Level 3. as a sample of a larger 4 km2 AccuCities digital 3D city model. File Formats: AutoCad DWG, FBX and SKP.

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Levels of Detail to suit your needs

High Detail / Medium Detail

Manually captured from the 2017 High-Res imagery by our team of skilled technicians using stereo photogrammetry. Level 3 models are accurate to 15cm in all axes with all roof features such as chimneys, parapet walls or dorm windows captured with the correct shape and tilt.

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3D city models in layers

3D data in layers

Easy to work with by design

3D models are separated into layers such as Buildings, Roads, Greenspaces, Bridges, Embankment Walls and Trees layer.

Choice of File formats

Best 3D Models for Planning

Delivered in AutoCad Solid DWG, SketchUp SKP and Filmbox FBX formats. The 3D Model is easy to import into Revit, 3D Studio Max, Maya or Cinema 4D. 

Long 5 year licence

Unlimited Users & Projects

Our licence allows as many employees as needed to use of the 3D Model data on unlimited number of projects within a 5 year period.

3D printing ready

Flawless results at small scales

The 3D Model of London is made with high-end 3D printing in mind. Files are easy to print using most office and professional 3D Printers. 

How to chose the right 3D Model

The way our customers use the 3D models is almost always unique and the 3D model they chose depends on many factors.

Level 2 models (Medium Detail)

Mostly used in architectural competitions, context for BIM models, backgrounds for architectural visualisation, CGI, info animations, initial planning proposals, wider area 3D printing, home 3D printing, games and mobile application requiring low-poly models.

Level 3 models (High Detail)

Mostly used in planning, environmental and building consultancy services, development proposals, wind studies, context for architectural and BIM models, real estate, marketing, high-end architectural visualisation, CGI, animations & High-End 3D printing.

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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers. Contact Us for more.

How can I use your 3D models?2018-07-22T21:56:00+00:00

3D models are distributed under company-wide, multiple-use licence which covers the use of the 3D model for 5 years. We grant to the User a worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use the 3D Model to unlimited number of Derived products (renders, animations), Incorporated products (Interactive Application, import into custom software), conduct In-house work and use 3D Model data for Physicalization such as 3D printing.

Customers cannot distribute, alter to distribute or re-engineer the 3D model in any way. Read full EULA here.


Is there a demo of AccuCities London app?2020-06-27T16:46:44+00:00

AccuCities 3D London app is now Plan.City! Please get in touch and we will be happy to set up a meeting to demo the app.

What is the difference between Level 2 and Level 3 models?2018-07-22T01:05:51+00:00

Both Level 2 and Level 3 3D Models are manually captured from latest aerial imagery available for the area of interest.

Level 2 3D Models are accurate to 50 cm in all axis. The 3D Model is very light and low poly. Buildings are captured with correct roof shapes of main structures with only chimneys, parapet walls and dormer windows omitted. Terrain is accurate to 20 cm and separated into land use categories. Trees locations (captured with correct height and canopy width) are also included.


Level 3 3D Models are accurate to 15 cm in all axis. Buildings are captured with correct roof shapes and all features such as chimneys, parapet walls or dormer windows. Terrain is separated into land use categories. Trees locations (captured with correct height and canopy width) are also included.



What 3D formats can I choose from?2018-07-22T01:22:30+00:00

Any model can be delivered as AutoCad solid .DWG, SketchUp .SKP or .FBX files.

Our High Detail 3D Model of London subscribers also receive Unreal Engine 4 app and all associated UE4 files.

Can I try & test your 3D models before I buy?2018-07-22T01:22:16+00:00

Of course – feel free to Download AccuCities sample tile TQ3280SE. This large 500 x 500 meters sample can be used to evaluate our 3D models. The sample can be downloaded as AutoCad solid .DWG, SketchUp .SKP, FBX and .UE4 Project files as well as Interactive 3D Model. Different Levels of Detail 3D models are available in every format.

I need facade details or interior models.2018-07-22T01:30:39+00:00

If you require facade detail, we can upgrade our Level 3 3D models to Level 4 using a combination of custom high-res photographs and terrestrial photogrammetry.

If you require interior models, we can upgrade our models to Level 5.

Do I need an account with you to order 3D models?2018-07-22T01:44:01+00:00

You don’t need to have an account with us to order 3D models.

Do you offer discounts to students?2020-09-06T20:29:21+00:00

We offer up to 80% discounts for students / non-profit projects. Send us your required area via our Quoting Tool and use “Student” instead of company name. Best of luck in your studies!

What is the minimum order?2020-09-06T20:14:44+00:00

Level 3 models can be ordered from as little as 0.1 km2 (which is about 330 x 330 meters in real world).

Level 2 models can be ordered from as little as 0.25 km2  (which is about 500 x 500 meters in real world).

Custom 3D models can be ordered in any shape – simply draw a map mark-up , send it over to us and we will come back to you with a quote.

How can I send you my map mark-up?2020-01-30T07:02:18+00:00

We prefer map mark-ups for quotes to be sent via our Quoting Tool. If you are having any difficulties or have a map in any other format, simply email it to info@accucities.com with your name, company, required Level of Detail and your contact details and we will come back to you.

How can I pay for your 3D models?2018-07-22T01:42:11+00:00

Business customers will be invoiced with 14 days payment term in or shortly after 3D model delivery. Non-business customers might be asked to pay via Card, PayPal or UK money transfer before we accept an order.

What happens after I send you Quote request?2020-06-29T14:56:35+00:00

We will usually come back to you within 2 hours with costs and delivery times for your project. Once these are confirmed by you we will order imagery, set-up a Photogrammetry project, manually capture your 3D model, post process the data and deliver the 3D model to you in required format via a download link.

3D Cardiff model prices. For a Free Quote click here.

Level 2 Cardiff City Centre Tile

  • Unlimited Projects
  • 5 Years Licence
  • 0.25 km2 Area
  • 60 cm Accuracy
  • Medium Detail

Level 3 Cardiff City Centre Tile

  • Unlimited Projects
  • 5 Years Licence
  • 0.25 km2 Area
  • 15 cm Accuracy
  • High Detail

4 km2 Cardiff City Centre Model

  • Unlimited Projects
  • 5 Years Licence
  • 4 km2 Area
  • 15 cm Accuracy
  • High & Medium Detail

Existing Subscription Add-On from

  • Unlimited Projects
  • 1 Year Licence
  • 4+ km2 Area
  • 15 cm Accuracy
  • High & Medium Detail

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