mapformation offers four unique 3D perspective mapping styles to our clientele, which are often commonly referred to as oblique, pictorial, or bird's eye renderings. By "3D perspective," we are describing maps that are illustrated to depict the length, width and height of a campus' buildings, as well as the surrounding landscape. This can be done in either "perspective" or "axonometric" style:
Axonometric Birdís Eye/Oblique (3D perspective vector) - The length, width and height of a structure are depicted from a fixed vantage point, while forcing the angles and directions of buildings to be consistent across an entire design (ignoring things such as the curvature in the Earthís surface).
Photo-Realistic (Perspective) Birdís Eye/Oblique/Pictorial (3D perspective vector, raster, and hand-rendered) - The length, width and height of a structure are depicted from a fixed vantage point, drawn exactly as they appear in a high-resolution oblique aerial photograph. Angles change dramatically from one edge of an illustration to the other.
Trimble SketchUp map designs can be made using either perspective or axonometric techniques. While perspective is much more common in .skp output, we can also use parallel projection in SketchUp to achieve an axonometric view as well.