NTT DATA and RESTEC launch the World’s Most Precise Digital 3D Map of the Entire World

NTT DATA and RESTEC launch the World’s Most Precise Digital 3D Map of the Entire World

“3D maps that you look at” change to “3D maps that you can use” with the world’s first Digital Elevation Model with 5-meter resolution.
3D map subjected to color processing (Everest) Image Courtesy: NTT DATA

3D map subjected to color processing (Everest)
Image Courtesy: NTT DATA

NTT DATA Corporation and the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) have jointly begun a “Distribution Service for a Digital 3D Map of the Entire World” that utilizes satellite images.

This service uses approximately 3 million satellite images captured by the Advanced Land Observing Satellite “DAICHI” (ALOS)*1 of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and distributes the world’s most precise digital 3D map*2, covering the land of the entire world.

The merit of this digital 3D map that has begun distribution is that since it expresses the undulations of the land over the entire world using a Digital Elevation Model (DEM)*3 with 5-meter resolution in a world first, it can be utilized for a wide variety of purposes, such as the development of maps for emerging nations, the prediction of damage from natural disasters, surveys for water resources, and more.

Starting in March of 2014, this will be distributed sequentially starting in areas that have been developed, and by March of 2016, the map of the entire world is scheduled to be completed. Through this project, both companies will work toward the increased usage of geospatial information, the creation of markets, and the promotion of related industries.

 

Features

The World’s Most Precise 3D Map

In a world first, this map can express the undulations of land around the world with 5-meter resolution and a height accuracy of 5 meters. It can be applied for solutions in a broad range of fields, including the development of infrastructure in emerging nations, countermeasures for natural disasters that frequently occur in the world (such as floods), surveys of resource areas, and responses to issues such as water resource problems.

The Provision of a 3D Map of the Entire World

Through this project, a 3D map of the entire world will be developed by utilizing Japan’s satellite images, and the service will be provided extensively both inside and outside of Japan.

For more information, please contact:

Media Enquiries:

NTT DATA Corporation
Public Relations Department
Tel: +81-3-5546-8051

Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan
Public Relations Office
Tel: +81-3-6435-6712

Products and Services Enquiries:

NTT DATA Corporation
Public Sector
e-Community Division
Homeland Security Group
Tel: +81-50-5546-2507

Source: NTT DATA

Categories: GIS, Press Release

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