Australian mapping company Whereis has launched 3D City Models a new mapping feature that will bring the central business districts of Melbourne and Sydney to life for navigation users. Personal navigation device TRAX 5000 from Unidenwill be the first device to integrate this map data with public availability next week on the shelves of retailers.
“Maps of Melbourne and Sydney will be fully rendered and textured, which will allow drivers to easily orientate themselves to their surroundings and increase their situational awareness on busy CBD streets”, said Adrian Tout, a spokesperson for Whereis.
Additional versions of 3D City Models are set to be released later in the year for both Brisbane and
Perth, as well as Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand. Whereis expects an uptake from navigation vendors to occur early in 2010.