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Interactive visualization of energy consumption using VRML
Author(s): Tomohiro Kuroda; Atsushi Nakamura; Yoshiyuki Kojima; Yoshitsugu Manabe; Kunihiro Chihara
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Paper Abstract

Under growth of request for energy saving, city planners should consider efficiency of energy consumption from the beginning. Diversified analysis of end-use energy consumption is indispensable for exploration of desirable energy system in urban area. When the visualization is available on the Internet, the city planners can discuss freely on given plans on the Internet and can ask for the help and comments of certain learned people. This paper proposes a VR-based interactive visualization system utilizing hyperlink function of VRML. The proposed visualization relates end-use energy consumption with consumers' geometrical arrangements and nests sets of visualizations. The city planners can observe them in a virtual environment over the Internet. The proposed system was applied to a set of end-use electric power consumption data of a certain area. Experimental results clear that the visualization lets users comprehend a trend of end-user and characteristics of each consumer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4311, Internet Imaging II, (27 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411893
Show Author Affiliations
Tomohiro Kuroda, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Atsushi Nakamura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Kojima, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Yoshitsugu Manabe, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Kunihiro Chihara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4311:
Internet Imaging II
Giordano B. Beretta; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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