GD3D® – our new brand for 3D geospatial services & training


GD3D® is our new brand for our 3D geospatial services, we still offer the same great consultancy services but we’re also adding a streaming UK 3D building and tree service on Esri’s ArcGIS Marketplace!  Sign-up for updates by going to our new website 

We offer a range of geospatial related services from the creation of mapping to full analysis of your data.  We are pioneers in the use of ArcGISPro and Esri CityEngine for urban design and city master planning projects.

Zones of Theoretical Visibility in ArcGISPro

We’ve also been training and offering 3D city & CityEngine consulting services for over 6 years.  

CityEngine 'geo-typical' model library for Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Councilspatial data.

CityEngine ‘geo-typical’ model library for Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Councilspatial data.

Elliot Hartley our CityEngine and Geodesign expert, has a deep knowledge of CityEngine implementations in various industries (planning, urban design, universities and the military) has worked extensively with clients in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and North America.

Miami 3DPathFinder CityEngine training event

Miami 3DPathFinder CityEngine training event

Esri CityEngine Training

3DPathFinder is the name of our specialist Esri CityEngine training packages, the standard training packages range from 2 or 3 days long.  We can train you here in Cumbria or we can locate nearer to you, or even train you ‘on-site’ in your offices.   Training whilst following a course outline often diverges on the afternoon of the second day to cover the client’s workflows and data.  Every CityEngine training session ends up being customised to the trainees requirements.  

If you want more then we can customise even further for you.  We can not only train you in CityEngine but also help you complete your first project as well!  

Each training session covers core usage of CityEngine, it’s a complicated program that works in a variety of industries and workflows so we take you step by step through CGA coding and publishing of a webscene with swipeable scenarios.  We also discuss strategies for data importing as well as data acquisition. 

We have trained planners, GIS professionals, academics, as well as people in the military and intelligence industries.

No one else knows Esri CityEngine like we do and you will not find more comprehensive training anywhere else.


Wind flow analysis of CityEngine models

Wind flow analysis of CityEngine models



Customer Feedback

  • Malachy Hevehan, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

    Thanks so much to Elliot and Garsdale Design Ltd for kick starting (jump starting) (?) Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 3D City Engine. Your expertise allowed us use our own data and applications to create 3D visualisations that help monitor and imagine development. We look forward to a continuing association with Garsdale to improve our systems and processes. 

  • 3DPathFinder Trainee

    Best food I’ve ever eaten on a training course! Keep up the lunch trips to the Three Hares.

  • City of Zurich

    “Garsdale unterstützt das Amt für Städtebau Zürich seit Herbst 2014 bei der Erstellung von CityEngine Regeln und custom scripts sowie mit allgemeinem Consulting im Bereich 3D. Garsdale liefert kompetent, zuverlässig und zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit.”

  • 3DPathFinder Miami Attendee

    “I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot.”

  • 3DPathFinder Attendee

     “it was a very good session and we look forward to working with you and Matthias in the near future”

  • 3DPathFinder Attendee

    “the training was excellent”