8 February, 2024

Navigating the future: Unlocking the power of immersive 3D realities from Google

In a world that is anything but flat, our digital experiences often remain confined to the limitations of a 2D environment. However, the real world is three-dimensional and the potential for innovation lies in bridging the gap between our digital and physical realities. 

While 3D data and applications have been around for some time, they have largely been the domain of technical experts. The challenge is clear: how can we transform and deliver an immersive 3D digital environment that is accurate, intelligent and accessible to everyone?

Maps, as a communication tool, have always been powerful. By extending mapping capabilities into 3D, we unlock endless opportunities. An immersive, intelligent 3D reality opens new avenues for understanding our world and what you care about. 

Google Maps Platform (GMP) has long been a leader and at the forefront of consumer mapping experiences, which is reflected in its ubiquitous usage with over one billion users per month. Now Google has launched a new innovative data product called Photorealistic 3D Tiles which is the same 3D map source as Google Earth, providing a seamless high-resolution 3D model of the real world.

How can you take advantage of this new 3D data product? NGIS offers a ready-made, highly accessible, next-generation “3D as a Service” solution based on the world’s best 3D rendering engine, Skyline, and the power of Google Cloud. Skyline seamlessly connects with Google Maps' Photorealistic 3D Tiles, enabling instant online access, plus integrates with your data and a suite of 3D analytical tools, delivering an intelligent 3D reality for your organisation.


NGIS's 3D solution brings a suite of out-of-the-box capabilities:

  • Enhanced Geographic Context: Understand the spatial arrangement of buildings, landmarks, and terrain in a given location.

  • Improved Navigation: Enhance your customers’ exploration of your assets by viewing it from diverse perspectives and angles within situ.

  • Storytelling: Showcase a location by highlighting historical events, cultural attractions, or environmental changes.

  • Data Customisation: Overlay your data or other data sources (e.g. Google Maps Platform Places data) onto 3D tiles for tailored visualisations and geospatial information display.

  • Advanced Analysis: Dive into 3D situational analysis, including accurate assessments of line of sight, volumes, viewsheds, and measurements.


NGIS’s 3D solution provides the following benefits:

  • Differentiate your brand by embracing a fully immersive 3D experience from NGIS, showcasing your projects or assets to both internal and external stakeholders. 

  • Reduced cost, saving you tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars by implementing your own 3D data capture and digital twinning workflows.

  • Reduced complexity and save time as NGIS provides access to high-resolution 3D mapping and tools so you do not need to build from scratch.

  • Rapid enablement and access ensure a swift transition into the world of 3D.



NGIS, with mapping in its DNA, is your partner for 3D digital transformation. As Google Maps' premier partner since 2011, benefit from our mapping expertise, technology partnerships, and innovative, user-friendly solutions. NGIS provides cost-effective solutions with local support, mitigating risks associated with your 3D journey.

Ready to elevate your offerings with 3D? Book a call with one of our experts to discuss how NGIS can guide you through the transformative journey into the immersive world of 3D.

GMP_Logo_Github.png Google Maps Platform

skyline.png Skyline


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