OpenCities Planner

OpenCities Planner is a cloud-based service that enables visualization of 2D, 3D, and GIS data in a 3D world. You can design, visualize, and communicate projects from large-scale city developments to detailed architectural designs. Powered by Microsoft Azure, OpenCities Planner is scaled to support users globally and offers robust performance and multilayered security thanks to the extensive network of Microsoft's datacenters. All you need is a web browser as OpenCities Planner is completely web based and plug-in free.

OpenCities Planner capabilities combined with Bentley’s reality modeling offerings make city-scale digital twins broadly accessible. Synchronizing reality and ‘virtuality,’ OpenCities Planner offers the perfect web solution to enable every city government in going digital.

Scalable for all organization types from individual planners, architects, GIS engineers to city governments, and larger organizations.


Import CAD, GIS, and web services

Import detailed 3D models and place them in the 3D world by adding images, vector data, and documents to communicate your project, as well as connect with WMS to add GIS layers to the presentation.

Share projects and crowdsource ideas

Invite team members or publish a direct link for public access with just a few clicks by controlling content access based on user roles.

Sketch, analyze, and export from 3D cities

Create, visualize, and analyze planning options using 3D modeling and shadow analysis by dragging an object to the map from the 3D library and exporting in 3D to continue detailed design in a third-party BIM or CAD application.

Visualize everything

Visualize large-scale projects spanning entire cities down to street level when streaming reality meshes, terrain models, and semantic 3D city models, such as CityGML.