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Data visualization within urban models

Steed, A; Milton, R; Spinello, S; Croxford, B; (2004) Data visualization within urban models. In: Proceedings - Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2004. (pp. 9 - 16). Green open access

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Models of urban environments have many uses for town planning, pre-visualization of new building work and utility service planning. Many of these models are three-dimensional, and increasingly there is a move towards real-time presentation of such large models. In this paper we present an algorithm for generating consistent 3D models from a combination of data sources, including Ordnance Survey ground plans, aerial photography and laser height data. Although there have been several demonstrations of automatic generation of building models from 2D vector map data, in this paper we present a very robust solution that generates models that are suitable for real-time presentation. We then demonstrate a novel pollution visualization that uses these models.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Data visualization within urban models
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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