3D satellite video of Sochi sports facilities

Airbus Defence & Space presents a 3D video showing the tourist and sports facilities in Sochi, Russia. The space technologies and satellite imagery used to produce this video are supporting civil engineering projects.

Airbus Defence & Space’s geoinformation products are employed in the preliminary phases of civil engineering projects to provide a 3D satellite picture supporting feasibility studies, risk modelling, environmental impact assessments and cost estimation. 3D data also enable engineers to calculate quantities of cut and fill.
The video shows how much Russia has invested in the seaside resort of Sochi, facilities in the Adler Arena and the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort. The entire site was covered by a SPOT 6 wide-area image. Pléiades imagery and 3D imagery of buildings reveal the new facilities in very high resolution.
To produce this video, SPOT 6 and Pléiades satellite imagery was draped over 3D digital elevation models, themselves derived from satellite data.

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3D satellite video of Sochi sports facilities