TECHNOLOGY

Hudson River Landing: Real Time 3D Simulation (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Exo Sphere 3D has recreated in 3D the miracle Hudson river landing of US Airways Flight 1549, captained by the now famous Charles "Sully" Sullenberger. Exo Sphere 3D explains how they made these awesome videos on their YouTube page:

Satellite imagery, elevation models and robust GIS mapping methods are utilized to create a vegetation model, terrain model and ground clutter (3D buildings). Of all available audio tracks, only two are used, La Guardia Tower and New York TRACON Departure controller position. Radar data as well as the onboard Flight Data Recorder are utilized in constructing the flightpath of the aircraft.

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