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Use of 3D city models for the Australian solar industry

The solar industry is currently booming in Australia and a growing number of companies are providing solar power panels installation services all around the country ( See Wikipedia article for additional information on Solar power in Australia).

To maximize the electricity output of solar panels, their optimal position has to be determined by taking into account a range of parameters such as the tilt and heading of a roof as well as the shade cast by the surrounding environment. Several analysis tools and solar insolation maps (with different degrees of accuracy) are available to solar energy installation companies to assist them in the decision making process.  Read more »

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Adelaide 3D city models

A growing number of Australian councils are currently acquiring 3D city models as an economical and efficient geospatial dataset for application including emergency and disaster management, urban planning, assets management and tourism. Read more »