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Addition of 3D scene attributes to a virtual landscape of Al-Madinah Al-Munwwarah in Saudi Arabia
Author(s): Saleh Alshammari; Ladson W.B. Hayes
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Paper Abstract

A 3-dimensional virtual landscape has been produced of Al-Madinah Al-Munwwarah in Saudi Arabia. A Triangular Irregular Network (TIN) interpolation method has been used to create a digital elevation model (DEM) from digital topographic maps at 1:1000 scale. High resolution aerial photography has been merged with satellite imagery to drape over the DEM. The resultant DEM, and fused overlay images, has been imported into Internet Space Builder software in order to add several attributes to the scene and to create an interactive virtual reality modelling language (VRML) model to support walk-throughs of the scene.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4886, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II, (14 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462084
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Saleh Alshammari, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
Ladson W.B. Hayes, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4886:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II
Manfred Ehlers, Editor(s)

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