Geospatial World Forum Amsterdam 26 April 2012 – City of Gothenburg and its partner the Swedish software company Agency9 receives the Geospatial World Innovation and Excellence Award in Urban Planning at the opening of the international reputable conference “Geospatial World Forum 2012” in Amsterdam. The award is received for the innovative use of webbased 3D visualisation in the communication of development projects and the dialogue with its citizens. The award winning project is based on Agency9’s web solution CityPlanner.
Efficient collaboration and communication is fundamental in building and managing sustainable cities. Leveraging the benefits of clarity of 3D illustrations, internet based visualization tools provided as a cloud service, allow easy distribution of information and collaborative work in projects teams internally within city organisations but also external architects, experts, builders, politicians and other stakeholders involved in the project.
“Gothenburg City is honoured to receive this award. It acknowledges our work of finding new methods to support the urban planning process and to improve the dialogue with our citizens. Substantial savings in costs can be achieved through more efficient communication avoiding planning mistakes and late complaints due to misunderstandings. Using web based 3D and intuitive user interfaces for navigation and dialogue brings a new dimension to public participation.“, said Lars Freden at City of Gothenburg.
Agency9 CityPlanner is provided as a cloud service and power projects to
- view virtual model of existing terrain and 3D city
- create scenes of modified terrain, uploaded project models and vector data,
- Share project information in project teams and publish externally as project information
- Consult stakeholders and engage external users to provide new feed-back
“Agency9 is pleased to receive this award with Gothenburg. It encourages us in the continued projects with Gothenburg and in our dedication to provide innovative 3D web solutions to support city organisations in their core processes.“ said Khashayar Farmanbar CEO Agency9
Agency9 is the leading supplier of software of web-based 3D visualization of geographic information and maps for collaboration and communication in the infrastructure-, construction- and public sector. Agency9’s product portfolio includes 3DMaps, CityPlanner and other web based 3D Geographical Information Solutions. The company was established 2003 and have several international cities as customers such as Gothenburg, Oslo and Berlin. www.agency9.com
Press contact: Khashayar Farmanbar, CEO Phone: +46 70 953 2168, firstname.lastname@example.org