The Telegraph has a good story on this along with a quote from Glen Hart, head of research at Ordnance Survey who states that - “Three-dimensional maps in themselves aren't new, but what we've achieved in Bournemouth is a level of accuracy and detail that's never been done before,".
It'll be interesting to see how this stacks up against Infoterra's Skape initiative, embedded below:
The Ordnance Survey plan to roll out the rest of the UK over the next 5 years and with Google/Microsoft and various other commercial outfits also scanning our cities these are interesting times.
A whole post without a dig at the Ordnance Survey, we are almost proud :)
See also the Skape Blog for the latest news on the software, views and development.