3D mapping service presents virtual royal wedding tour

The general public can now take a trip along the route through the streets of London that HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton will follow on their wedding day, thanks to a 3D ‘fly-through’ developed by space systems group Astrium.

After downloading the fly-through animation, users can enjoy the ride from St James’s Palace to Westminster Abbey, where the royal couple will marry, then journey back to Buckingham Palace, where the gala reception will be held.

Astrium has mapped out the route to showcase the power of Skape, a 3D mapping service from its GEO-Information Services division, which combines high-resolution 3D textured city models with 2D mapping and terrain data.

To download the 3D fly-through of the royal wedding, click on the following links (note, these may take a few moments to load)

Treetop view: .wmv 137 Mb

Aerial view: .wmv (134 Mb)

Alternatively, watch the video below.