This animation has been created entirely using the free AccuCities Textured 3D London model sample. This free 1 km2 sample, just like our previously released samples, is made of 4 tiles: TQ3280SE, TQ3280SW, TQ3280NE, TQ3280NW. What makes AccuCities textured 3D model of London so unique is its accuracy and editability. We have used oblique aerial imagery to texture our Level 3 city model, which means that the 15 cm accuracy of this model is retained in the textured model. The model is structured in easy-to-use 500 x 500 meters tiles and its separation into terrain (and its land use) and individual buildings are also retained.
The model is aimed at business customers using the model as a way to visualise proposed changes to the environment, usually in a city-wide context. Our focus is therefore on the textures of roof structures and top sections of buildings, leaving residual errors and shadowing in the lower-ground sections of the model as an acceptable drawback. When required, these imperfections can be re-textured by a customer or by us to order. Read more: Re-texturing focus buildings in 3D London.