US-based architecture and construction firm Space has unveiled a service that can superimpose proposed structures into an accurate 3D map of an entire city.
The service enables developers to see how their design affects light, wind and the skyline itself, while architects and builders can use the 3D map to showcase upcoming buildings.
Space CEO Rob Charlton said they could delete buildings on the site and drop clients' new buildings in while viewing the effects on daylight and wind.
"The service provides a true representation of its impact on the skyline and neighbouring buildings," he said.
Space has completed the design of Northampton's town centre using 3D mapping, which will allow the local authority to gauge how it could change over the next two decades, and where taller buildings could be placed, according to nebusiness.co.uk.