3D visualisation for information on spatial decisions




TenneT, Statnett


One challenge when informing the public on spatial decisions is that the normal information formats, such as texts and 2D maps, are often too abstract to provide individuals with a clear image of how the final grids will look. To address this challenge, Norwegian TSO, Statnett and Dutch TSO, TenneT started to produce 3D visualisations of the line drawings, enabling viewers to see the lines and other structures in a more comprehensible format. The use of these 3D maps has proven to be popular and public laymen have reported that it brings a more vivid understanding of the projects.


  • Planned power line can be viewed from different angles and distances
  • Users can steer software and have a 360 degree perspective of the proposed line, including pylons
  • Used during information events and on project websites


  • Short video clips: users "fly" through the region and see the exact line
  • Used on the website and during information
  • Line becomes more vivid for the layman

RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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