OpenStreetMap goes 3D for Germany

Users can now can plan a route online at and then interactively fly along the route presented in 3D. Currently the routing is available for cars (fastest/shortest) as well as for pedestrians or bicycles for all of Germany.

It is also possible to create an animation that follows the 3D route automatically.  The application is powered by an extended version of and uses the free data from and the Open Location Services (OpenLS) specifications of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

The new download version of the XNavigator W3DS-Client also supports the integration of dynamic sensor data (air pollution, water gauges etc.) into the 3D scene through the OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS). applies the OGC Web 3D Service (W3DS) draft specification as interface to the 3D scene that is streamed to the client.

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