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Mitsubishi 3D mapping system performs radio wave simulation

Posted: 05 Mar 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mistubishi? 3d mapping system? mapping system? 3d map? communication system design?

The company has rolled out the DiaMap 3D mapping system suitable for performing radio wave simulations from wireless devices to basestations, enabling wireless telecommunications companies to position new basestations more effectively and economically.

Mistubishi claims that it is the first company in the world to offer 3D digital maps to the mass market. "The high quality data and the way Mitsubishi has brought these various technologies together have allowed the company to create a cost-effective solution to the technological challenges of creating 3D maps, which have until now been limited to experimental applications," said Akihiro Yamaura, GM of Mitsubishi's Spatial Information Business Unit.

"Indeed global demand for 3D maps is growing fast. Mitsubishi Corporation has selected the spatial data industry as a strategic area for investment

and is determined to establish itself as a leading company in this area," he added.

The system combines high-quality digital color satellite images down-linked directly from the IKONOS low-orbit satellite and elevation data gathered from airborne laser sensors such as virtual reality systems, databases, and network technology.

DiaMap can provide users with a 3D, street-level perspective of buildings, roads and other landmarks, as well as faithfully reproducing city landscapes, including hues and textures. This enables architectural design and real-estate companies to create a virtual image of a new project to assess the impact of an urban plan or redevelopment project before actual work is done.

The system can also be combined with GPS to provide life-like renditions of roads and streets in real time to help car drivers or pedestrians navigate using in-car systems or cellular phones.

In addition, the 3D maps provided by the system can be used by government agencies to run simulations of evacuation routes from fires, floods, earthquakes, terrorist attacks and other emergencies.

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