Airphoto and GIS services in CityEngine project

Discussion created by hlzhang525 on Dec 18, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2012 by hlzhang525
Hi, team

As an alternative & potential solution to 3D content generation, we are trying to model our own facility with the 30-day trial version 2011 through using the 30-cm resolution airphoto, 1-m resolution DEM and engineering drawing (all having local projection/datum, that is, ESRI:102204).

Here, we used the data Import in the project (Images & Maps).

After trying, we failed to get there (the system Not able to recognize, and those data imported neither).

On the documentation, it gives us the following info:
[INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]images: Additional imagery like Viewport ???snapshots??? are typically stored here.
maps: This folder usually contains the image maps used by the Map Layers. For example, a height- or water-map is stored here.
[/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT]It looks different from what we want! Are we missing something? Or does the trial version enable some limitations on this kind of functions?

Ideally, we want to directly use the image/map data in TIFF, IMG, File GDB, in particular, GIS service like map service and image service from ESRI ArcGIS Server 10 (airphoto, satellite, DEM) into the project for modeling.

If not directly, at least, we can import TIFF, IMG (4-10 GB), and GRID into the project.

Any advice ?