3D Semantic-Rich Modelling of Underground Utility Networks

  • Adrian Preciados Royano
  • José Andrés Díaz Severiano
  • Valentín Gómez-Jáuregui
  • Cristina Manchado del Val
  • Julen López Iglesias
  • Olmo Fernández García
  • César Otero GonzálezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In this paper, we seek to document the state of art of the 3D semantic-rich modelling of underground utilities. To address this challenge, we develop a review of most common platforms used for 3D data modelling, mostly based on GIS or XML. We plan to detail what each platform is capable of: the information they can provide and their potential of displaying 3D models and information associated in portable devices for maintenance or any other field of work. Next, we carry out a case study where both capabilities and limitations of these kind of systems are described. In order to overcome limitations, we remark the relevance of automation and programming techniques as an auxiliary resource.


3D model Data model Utility infrastructure Utility network Sematic-rich model BIM GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringUniversidad de CantabriaSantanderSpain
  2. 2.EgiCAD Research Group, School of Civil EngineeringUniversidad de CantabriaSantanderSpain

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