The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s City Planning Department has created a 3D city planning map which is now online. The 3D city map includes traffic routes and infrastructure systems, which will we be added to with help from the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency. To date there are 990 3D structures out of a total of 1.4 million buildings, and additional infrastructure such as landmarks, public parks, high-rise buildings will be added over time.
The model is particularly useful for development plans to mitigate against the damages from flooding, after last year’s devastating and historic flooding. There have been long queues in the planning department for this digital elevation model data, and the online access will help to address some of the demand.