3D Map of Bournemouth with shockingly high detail

Ordnance Survey has completed a three year project, compiling data from 700 million laser beams and creating a highly-detailed map of the town.  The laser data was combined with 2D maps and with photos taken from the air.  The final result can be seen in the video below:

With this map, Bournemouth claims to be “the best mapped place on the planet”.  That may be partially true, but a map via YouTube can only do so much.  If they can push this data to Google Earth, or at provide some kind of viewing software, it’ll be a different story.

The service will be rolled out to the rest of Britain eventually, but likely not for at least five years while they perfect the new method.