A 3D-GIS Implementation for Realizing 3D Network Analysis and Routing Simulation for Evacuation Purpose

  • Umit AtilaEmail author
  • Ismail Rakip Karas
  • Alias Abdul Rahman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The need for 3D visualization and navigation within 3D-GIS environment is increasingly growing and spreading to various fields. When we consider current navigation systems, most of them are still in 2D environment that is insufficient to realize 3D objects and obtain satisfactory solutions for 3D environment. One of the most important research areas is evacuating the buildings with safety as more complex building infrastructures are increasing in today’s world. The end user side of such evacuation system needs to run in mobile environment with an accurate indoor positioning while the system assist people to the destination with support of visual landscapes and voice commands. For realizing such navigation system we need to solve complex 3D network analysis. The objective of this paper is to investigate and implement 3D visualization and navigation techniques and solutions for indoor spaces within 3D-GIS. As an initial step and as for implementation a GUI provides 3D visualization of Corporation Complex in Putrajaya based on CityGML data, stores spatial data in a Geo-Database and then performs complex network analysis under some different kind of constraints. The GUI also provides a routing simulation on a calculated shortest path with voice commands and visualized instructions which are intended to be the infrastructure of a voice enabled mobile navigation system in our future work.


3D-GIS Network analysis Navigation Evacuation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umit Atila
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ismail Rakip Karas
    • 2
  • Alias Abdul Rahman
    • 3
  1. 1.Directorate of Computer Center, Gazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringKarabuk UniversityKarabukTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Geoinformatics, Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohorMalaysia

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