Digital 3D City Models: Cyber City

  • Gruber, Michael, (Co-Investigator (CoI))

Project: Research project

Description

Fully three dimensional digital models of urban areas are the next step
in improving data for the management of our growing cities. Such 3D data
will not only present the geometric relationship in a city, but also
permit to create photo-realistic renderings for various decision
making and training tasks. The socalled CyberCity consists of a 3D geometric
and textural data base and subsumes the concept of information system
into the concept of multimedia systems.
The objectives of the project are to design a complete work flow to
create virtual city scapes. An initial example is given by a city block
in vienna, another example shows data from Graz.
The multiple input dataset for our approach consists of 2D GIS data,
aerial photographs and photos from facades.
The resulting dataset is prepared for realtime visualization and interaction.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/9431/01/97