Bionatics announces the release the version 2 of LandSIM3D®

Paris, France —October 05, 2009 — Bionatics, the technology leader in 3D territory modeling software, announces the release of the version 2.0 of LandSIM3D, its 3D simulation and visualization software dedicated to territory planning and landscape preservation. This version 2 offers a great list of new features to answer the growing needs of city planning and landscape design professionals looking for powerful simulation and decision making tools able to guaranty a sustainable
development of the territory.

“This new version 2 is an important step in the development of LandSIM3D since it was mainly built from the comments and the suggestions of our clients”, explains Stéphane GOURGOUT, VP Sales Director of Bionatics, “it improves the fast modeling and visualization of large cities or heavily urbanized areas containing a lot of 3D buildings and their evolution across the time”.

The version 2.0 facilitates indeed the real-time loading and display of complete cities or larges territories made of thousands of buildings and stored in common 3D formats such as 3ds or Google SketchUp. LandSIM3D v2.0 will stream the 3D models on the fly and display them in the 3D view near by the camera in addition to the full procedural display of the rest of the city. Such technology allows a very realistic visualization of the city while maintaining the interactivity in the display of the scene. The time simulation features have also been extended to all the data used to build a scene (objects,
elevation, aerial imagery, vector maps, biotopes ….) in order to simulate and the visualize all the characteristics of evolution of a city, a territory or a complex project thanks to the timeline.

Many other expected functionalities were added to this new version such as:

  • Import / Export with the Google® SketchUp® format
  • Automatic generation and mapping of the roof textures from the aerial imagery
  • New procedural roof model with 2 slopes and editable orientation
  • Easy comparison of project alternatives in the 3D view
  • Interactive visualization of a territory or a project at different period of time
  • Acceleration of data processing during the importation phases
  • New LandSIM3D viewer allowing the interactive comparison of project’s alternatives
  • All simulation features are now accessible from the LandSIM3D viewer
  • Control of the display distance of the aerial imagery according to ground type
  • Multiple selection and edition of vector and object properties
  • New procedural buildings
  • Shadow simulation ... etc
For more information about LandSIM3D, visit: or contact Bionatics by telephone at +33 1 56 02 04 20 or by email:

About Bionatics

Bionatics® is the leading developer of software solution for 3D territory modeling and visualization. The company develops a complete range of tools for strategic decision making through 3D visualization of complex spatial data. Its products are used by leading companies in the Architecture, City and Land Planning, Video Game, 3D Animation and Defense markets (Foster & Partners, Jean Nouvel, Community of cities of Beauvais, Lille, Lyon, Belfort, Disney Feature Animation, Weta Digital, Electronic Arts, Ubi Soft, SEGA, CAE, Thales, Lockheed Martin, Boeing ...). Founded in 2001, Bionatics was born from 2 major technology transfers. The first operated with the CIRAD laboratory that developed the AMAP technology used at the heart of its EASYnat®, natFX® and REALnat® products. The second was done with the Bleuberry3D technology which offers its products Blueberry3D® and LandSIM3D® unique real time terrain modeling capabilities on the market.


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