Providing GIS users the most effective means to visualize and analyze data


Geoweb3d Desktop was developed to make it easy to leverage today’s modern graphics technology in a GIS user’s workflow. The gaming industry has fueled new technology that allows Geoweb3d to offer a new and affordable suite of high quality rendering and analysis capabilities.

3D for today’s GIS users

Geoweb3d was built ground up for geospatial visualization.  Users can load their data directly and configure its appearance based on the data attribution.  The rendering engine is optimized for large, high-resolution datasets and 3D models, while the user interface is intuitive and easy to use.

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In the adjacent video clip, an entire city is built with free GIS source data and 3D models downloaded from the web.

Extruded Polygons

The building polygon Shapefile has an attribute of height for each feature that is mapped to extrusion height. The road and sidewalk data is extruded manually.


A point dataset for utility pole locations is used to place lights.

3D Models

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3D models in the scene such as the buildings, cars, people, and trees are from Google Warehouse and can be loaded directly into the scene from the site or placed dynamically like the cars by an XML feed.

Embedded ArcGIS Engine for smooth ESRI workflow

ESRI users will have an advanced 3D solution available that will compliment their existing workflow with data and server interoperability.  Users can import layers from a map document or a geodatabase for immediate use in 3D visualization and analysis.  An integrated MapControl ArcObject offers editing, navigation, query, copy and paste correlated views, and other features within Geoweb3d.  Read More

Embedded Web Browser for … everything web

GIS solutions continue to embrace the web for applications, data, and services.   Geoweb3d includes a web browser within the Desktop application for full web interoperability.  A few examples would be to pull a model from Google 3D Warehouse, push a vector layer into a Google map, or clone the current 3D view in Bing pr Google Earth.  Read More

Incorporating your data

High resolution imagery and elevation

Variety of representations for vector data

Thousands of high quality 3D models

3D Editing

Live Texture

Feed Reader for dynamic datasets

Most formats including Esri’s Mxd and Geodatabase

GIS is a tool that each industry uses differently – as is Geoweb3d, a 3D application that no two users will use the same.  See just how easy it is to create rich and informative 3D visuals from the data you already have.

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Attribute Mapping

Attribute mapping is the ability to map a feature’s attributes to visual characteristics. An example would be to extrude a polygon to a height from an associated data field, color all hospitals blue, or know which 3D model goes where.  Geoweb3d has developed a technique known as cascading attribute mapping.  Similar in functionality to cascading style sheets, there is a waterfall priority scheme that is efficient and fully customizable.  Read More

GPU Powered Analysis

Analysis in Geoweb3d leverages the GPU for implementation providing for unmatched pixel accuracy, performance, and clear presentation of  results.


Line of Sight, Measurement

A point and click interface for line of sight and measurement is provided.  An overlay displaying distances and controls for fine adjustment are available.


Viewshed Analysis

Geoweb3d offers the most advanced viewshed analysis in the industry. It is a frustum-based, interactive visibility analysis that is calculated in real time.  In addition to a point and click interface, the analysis can be tethered to a dynamic feature.
All aspects of the analysis are separately adjustable, including the frustum, position, resolution and rendering results.

Query – Identification – Selection – Picking

All terms for interactively selecting the feature(s) in the 3D scene.  The attribute(s) are displayed within the identification dock window and with a single click they become a selection set for customization such as appearance or exclusion.
A user can click on a building to view its properties and make its exterior façade semi-transparent revealing interior datasets or geometry. Select the closest feature or all that intersect with the query line segment between the eye and the pointer location on the terrain.