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3D Geo-Information Sciences

  • Jiyeong Lee
  • Sisi Zlatanova

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Keynotes

  3. Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Thomas Becker, Claus Nagel, Thomas H. Kolbe
      Pages 61-77
    3. Erik Kjems, Lars Bodum, Jan Kolar
      Pages 97-107
    4. Arne Schilling, Sandra Lanig, Pascal Neis, Alexander Zipf
      Pages 109-126
    5. Siva Ravada, Baris M. Kazar, Ravi Kothuri
      Pages 153-173
    6. Alexandra Stadler, Claus Nagel, Gerhard König, Thomas H. Kolbe
      Pages 175-192
    7. Rodney James Thompson
      Pages 193-212
    8. Roosevelt De Lara Jr., Edson A. Mitishita, Thomas Vögtle, Hans-Peter Bähr
      Pages 213-234
    9. Yixiang Tian, Markus Gerke, George Vosselman, Qing Zhu
      Pages 235-246
    10. Jia Dongzhen, Tor Yam Khoon, Zhong Zheng, Zhou Qi
      Pages 247-255
    11. Yunsheng Zhang, Qing Zhu, Jie Yu, Yeting Zhang
      Pages 257-269
    12. Najmeh Samany, Mohmoud Reza Delavar, Sara Saeedi, Reza Aghataher
      Pages 271-282

About this book


In recent years 3D geo-information has become an important research area due to the increased complexity of tasks in many geo-scientific applications, such as sustainable urban planning and development, civil engineering, risk and disaster management and environmental monitoring. Moreover, a paradigm of cross-application merging and integrating of 3D data is observed. The problems and challenges facing today’s 3D software, generally application-oriented, focus almost exclusively on 3D data transportability issues – the ability to use data originally developed in one modelling/visualisation system in other and vice versa. Tools for elaborated 3D analysis, simulation and prediction are either missing or, when available, dedicated to specific tasks. In order to respond to this increased demand, a new type of system has to be developed. A fully developed 3D geo-information system should be able to manage 3D geometry and topology, to integrate 3D geometry and thematic information, to analyze both spatial and topological relationships, and to present the data in a suitable form. In addition to the simple geometry types like point line and polygon, a large variety of parametric representations, freeform curves and surfaces or sweep shapes have to be supported. Approaches for seamless conversion between 3D raster and 3D vector representations should be available, they should allow analysis of a representation most suitable for a specific application.


3D Applications 3D Data Modelling 3D Geo-DBMS 3D Spatial Analysis Cadastre GIS Geoinformationssysteme Virtual Environments geographic data image processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiyeong Lee
    • 1
  • Sisi Zlatanova
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeoinformaticsUniversity of SeoulDongdaemun-guKorea
  2. 2.Section of GIS TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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