Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-3/W3, 479-485, 2015
http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XL-3-W3/479/2015/
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W3-479-2015
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20 Aug 2015
3D WEB VISUALIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION – INTEGRATION OF HETEROGENEOUS DATA SOURCES WHEN PROVIDING NAVIGATION AND INTERACTION
L. Herman and T. Řezník Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, The Czech Republic
Keywords: 3D visualization, environmental information, interaction, navigation, web cartography, X3DOM Abstract. 3D information is essential for a number of applications used daily in various domains such as crisis management, energy management, urban planning, and cultural heritage, as well as pollution and noise mapping, etc. This paper is devoted to the issue of 3D modelling from the levels of buildings to cities. The theoretical sections comprise an analysis of cartographic principles for the 3D visualization of spatial data as well as a review of technologies and data formats used in the visualization of 3D models. Emphasis was placed on the verification of available web technologies; for example, X3DOM library was chosen for the implementation of a proof-of-concept web application. The created web application displays a 3D model of the city district of Nový Lískovec in Brno, the Czech Republic. The developed 3D visualization shows a terrain model, 3D buildings, noise pollution, and other related information. Attention was paid to the areas important for handling heterogeneous input data, the design of interactive functionality, and navigation assistants. The advantages, limitations, and future development of the proposed concept are discussed in the conclusions.
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Citation: Herman, L. and Řezník, T.: 3D WEB VISUALIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION – INTEGRATION OF HETEROGENEOUS DATA SOURCES WHEN PROVIDING NAVIGATION AND INTERACTION, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-3/W3, 479-485, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W3-479-2015, 2015.

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