Visibility Analysis of the Oriental Pearl Based on Digital Landscape Simulation – View from East Daming Road of Shanghai
- Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Urban Planning and Architecture, Tongji University, No. 1239, Siping Road, 200092,Shanghai, China
Keywords: Visual analysis, City Image, ArcGIS, Visibility, Digital landscape, Scene Covere Index
Abstract. As the demand for visual quality of environment increases, visual analysis therefore plays progressively important role in current urban landscape construction and management. Guided by the City Image theory, this paper presents a covered scene index “X” to describe the visibility of the target scene, and formulates a digital analysis model based on ArcGIS and 3D simulation. This method is applied to the viewpoint analysis from the East Daming Road of the North Bund to the Oriental Pearl in Shanghai and optimized solutions are proposed according to the results. It turns out that this simple and objective technique can serve as a good tool for the reference of urban landscape planning and management.