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Please follow the links below for more information: http://www.pictometry.com/docs/Absolute%20Horizontal%20Accuracies_2013-03-21.pdf and http://www.pictometry.com/docs/RelativeMeasurementAccuracies_2012-05-24.pdf
I think a LOT depends on what you need that level of accuracy for. If you have a project involving only a few buildings, it would probably be cheaper to buy a hypsometer and go and measure the heights yourself armed with a camera! For a really serious project where mm accuracy is essential and mission-critical, you will do better to get a trained surveyor ...
Yes, but I have not tested it. 3D Snapping in ArcGIS, which is available in ArcGlobe and ArcScene, and requires a 3D Analyst license, is described here.
With 3d analyst, and other extensions you can open a globe and start an edit session. I have not tested 3d snapping but have read that it can be done in that environment.
A lot depends on the sort of interactivity you want. If you can convert your model to a georeferenced KML or KMZ file (perhaps using Sketchup or Blender) then you can open it in the same way as any other KML and see your 3D model in Google Earth (I've done this with wind turbines and it can be reasonably effective, Google's coarse terrain resolution ...
Have you looked at OpenWebGlobe (which uses WebGL in background) Here is the demo with some buildings loaded: http://swiss3d.openwebglobe.org/ And accoring to forums you can convert Collada/KMZ models to be loaded into this: http://forums.openwebglobe.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=247
One example of this approach can be seen here: www.arcgis.com/apps/CEWebViewer/ This is from ArcGIS using CityEngine 3D where you can zoom around a set of buildings. I've been searching around for more examples and found an interesting one which focuses on city visualizations, called http://vizicities.com/ There is an explanation of how they made their ...
Well your kinda talking about two different things. Street view isn't really a 3D building, its more like a panorama. If you are looking at showing a 3D building in a web browser, you might want to have the Google Earth web plugin installed, and then save your 3D building model as a .KMZ, or even load it to the 3D Warehouse (old Google Warehouse).
You should be able to do this task in a variety of GIS applications. Here's a step-by-step for QGIS. Download QGIS from: http://www.qgis.org/ Import the KML or GPX polyline (Layer > Add vector layer...). Import the elevation data (Layer > Add raster layer...) Either: create a buffer area around the polyline (Vector > Geoprocessing tools > Buffer(s)) Or: ...
Here are some case studies for City Engine. On the main City Engine website it goes into detail about how it can be used and what features are supported that might give it an advantage over the tools you specify in your question.
I think Global Mapper will be perfect solution for you. Please check this page for details and go through STL commend details also You can check this link also for second alternative (Some commercial tool is available)
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