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Visualizing realistic 3D urban environments
Author(s): Aaron Lee; Tuolin Chen; Michael Brunig; Hauke Schmidt
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Paper Abstract

Visualizing complex urban environments has been an active research topic due to its wide variety of applications in city planning: road construction, emergency facilities planning, and optimal placement of wireless carrier base stations. Traditional 2D visualizations have been around for a long time but they only provide a schematic line-drawing bird's eye view and are sometimes confusing to understand due to the lack of depth information. Early versions of 3D systems have been developed for very expensive graphics workstations which seriously limited the availability. In this paper we describe a 3D visualization system for a desktop PC which integrates multiple resolutions of data and provides a realistic view of the urban environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5009, Visualization and Data Analysis 2003, (9 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477533
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron Lee, Robert Bosch Corp. (United States)
Tuolin Chen, Robert Bosch Corp. (United States)
Michael Brunig, Robert Bosch Corp. (United States)
Hauke Schmidt, Robert Bosch Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5009:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2003
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Groehn; Katy Boerner, Editor(s)

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