Helsinki, August 11th, 2006
Virtual Helsinki opens for beta testing
New Virtual Helsinki city portal is now open for beta testers and everybody who want to explore 3D Helsinki map at www.virtualhelsinki.fi (link opens in a new window).
Web2.0 user interface with AJAX
New user interface is based on new CityGuide3D technology Fontus is developing
in cooperation with Ostrobothnia Telephone PPO and Kainuu Telephone KPO.
Project is financed by Tekes, the National Technology Agency
Virtual citizens of Helsinki are invited to take part in adding and editing local POI-data to Helsinki 3D map. The goal is to make Virtual Helsinki a living "Helsinkipedia".
Best known Virtual City in the World
Virtual Helsinki is probably the best known virtual city project in the world.
Fontus started to work on the project in 1996. After preliminary pilot models
Fontus started to build a new 3D city model in 1999 with its own modelling tools.
Modelling of the city continues.
CEO Immo Teperi,
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