Publishing three-dimensional city models on the web

Kenta Sato, Hiroyuki Yamamura, Akihiro Tsukamoto, Yuzuru Isoda, Susumu Nakata, Satoshi Tanaka

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method of Web publishing of three-dimensional city models generated from two-dimensional geographical data. In our approach, the city models are assumed to be historical ones. For an example, rows of houses of Kyoto of the Edo era are generated by determining the areas of the houses based on geographical data and by placing and three-dimensional house models correspondingly. We employed Google Earth as the viewer of the city models. The viewer is embedded into a web page which enables users to access the page to overview the city and look into buildings. Some important documents related to the buildings are also embedded. As an alternative use, we apply the method to generation of city models of tsunami-damaged area in Tohoku district, Japan. The model generation is based on the recovery plan and models are generated by taking changes of terrain in the area into account.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystem Simulation and Scientific Computing - International Conference, ICSC 2012, Proceedings
Pages322-330
Number of pages9
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 8
EventAsia Simulation Conference and the International Conference on System Simulation and Scientific Computing 2012, AsiaSim and ICSC 2012 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2012 Oct 272012 Oct 30

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART 1
Volume326 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

OtherAsia Simulation Conference and the International Conference on System Simulation and Scientific Computing 2012, AsiaSim and ICSC 2012
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/10/2712/10/30

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Google Earth
  • Google Earth API
  • Web publishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Sato, K., Yamamura, H., Tsukamoto, A., Isoda, Y., Nakata, S., & Tanaka, S. (2012). Publishing three-dimensional city models on the web. In System Simulation and Scientific Computing - International Conference, ICSC 2012, Proceedings (PART 1 ed., pp. 322-330). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 326 CCIS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34381-0_37