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Application of virtual reality GIS in urban planning: an example in Huangdao district
Author(s): Yong Han; Xin Qiao; Weichen Sun; Litao Zhang
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Paper Abstract

As an important development direction of GIS, Virtual Reality GIS was founded in 1950s. After 1990s, due to the fast development of its theory and the computer technology, Virtual Reality has been applied to many fields: military, aerospace, design, manufactory, information management, business, construction, city management, medical, education, etc.. The most famous project is the Virtual Los Angeles implemented by the Urban Simulation Team (UST) of UCLA. The main focus of the UST is a long-term effort to build a real-time Virtual Reality model of the entire Los Angeles basin for use by architects, urban planners, emergency response teams, and the government entities. When completed, the entire Virtual L.A. model will cover an area well in excess of 10000 square miles and will elegantly scale from satellite images to street level views accurate enough to allow the signs in the window of the shops and the graffiti on the walls to be legible. Till now, the virtual L.A. has been applied to urban environments and design analysis, transportation studies, historic reconstruction and education, etc. Compared to the early development abroad, the development of Virtual Reality GIS in China is relatively late. It is researched in some universities in early years. But recently, it has been attended by the populace and been used in many social fields: urban planning, environmental protection, historic protection and recovery, real estate, tourism, education etc.. The application of Virtual Reality in urban planning of Huangdao District, Qingdao City is introduced in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6754, Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications, 67542J (7 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.765182
Show Author Affiliations
Yong Han, Ocean Univ. of China (China)
Xin Qiao, Information Ctr. of Qingdao Geotechnical Investigation and Surveying Research Institute (China)
Weichen Sun, Information Ctr. of Qingdao Geotechnical Investigation and Surveying Research Institute (China)
Litao Zhang, Information Ctr. of Qingdao Geotechnical Investigation and Surveying Research Institute (China)


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Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications

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