A growing number of Australian councils are currently acquiring 3D city models as an economical and efficient geospatial dataset for application including but not limited to emergency and disaster management, urban planning, assets management, tourism and cultural heritage.

These 3D models can be integrated into interactive GIS environments to provide complete geospatial solutions or used as a powerful visualisation and marketing tool. (See this post).

http://aero3Dpro.com.au has been used to generated photo-realistic and geographically accurate 3D models of part of Melbourne, Victoria.