The Virtual Merri-bek Project uses 3D mapping, 3D modelling, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to provide tools which assist with internal planning processes, visualising streetscape projects and assist the community to provide high quality outcomes in a rapidly growing Merri-bek City Council.
Merri-bek Council has partnered with augmented reality experts Lost In The Machine to develop an Android and iOS app for Council and community members to use as a tool to view proposed planning applications with the help of augmented reality.
Merri-bek Council has partnered with virtual reality experts, KASA, to develop a virtual reality tool for Council and community to visualise new developments and help design council construction projects.
This experimental interactive 3D map of Merri-bek has been created to assist the community by displaying information on local planning projects and visualise open source data which is relevant to the local community in a more intuitive way.
Virtual Merri-bek is one of the first of its kind in Australia, leveraging 3D mapping, 3D modelling and the emerging technologies of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 3D GIS to enhance stakeholder and community engagement.