Airbus Defence and Space focuses on military aircraft
designs; and develops, delivers, and supports military aircraft and associated services. In addition to this, it
designs, develops, delivers, and supports a complete range of civil and defense space systems for
telecommunications, navigation, earth observations, science, and orbital systems. Airbus Defence and Space introduced its Street Factory 3D urban mapping solution in 2012. Street Factory is a fully integrated solution facilitating rapid and automatic processing of images, from aerial or street
camera, for the generation of a 3D textured database and distortion-free images. The data collected by
Street Factory are used in 3D modeling and visualization in fields comprising risk management, urban
planning, defense, and telecommunications.
The company operates under 3
business segments, namely, Airbus commercial aircraft, defense and space, and helicopters. The company
offers 3D mapping and modeling solution under Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus responsible
for defense and aerospace products and services. The division was formed in January 2014 during the
corporate restructuring of European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) and comprises the former
Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian divisions.