AN URBAN ONTOLOGY TO GENERATE COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Tiago Martins, Pedro Brandão Silva, António Coelho, A. Augusto Sousa

Abstract

The municipal planning and management tasks are generally performed based on text documents or through digital maps provided by geographic information systems (GIS). However, most municipal GIS follow different data models, leading to interoperability problems when there is a need to combine data from different sources. Furthermore, most of the time these tasks are performed in a collaborative way between the municipal technicians, emerging some difficulties in decision making due to the three-dimensional nature of urban space. Thus, this paper describes a methodology which can integrate multiple sources of real data from diverse municipal GIS, in a unified data model based on the CityGML specification. This model is mapped onto an urban ontology oriented for procedural modeling, which, in turn, produces the three-dimensional models of the urban environments. The system developed operates in a client-server approach, where the server is responsible for mapping the urban information to the unified data model and the client represents the procedural modeling technology that generates the urban environment in three-dimensional format, allowing users to interact and amplify the existing urban information.

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Martins T., Brandão Silva P., Coelho A. and Augusto Sousa A. (2012). AN URBAN ONTOLOGY TO GENERATE COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-02-0, pages 507-510. DOI: 10.5220/0003849705070510


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@conference{grapp12,
author={Tiago Martins and Pedro Brandão Silva and António Coelho and A. Augusto Sousa},
title={AN URBAN ONTOLOGY TO GENERATE COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={507-510},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003849705070510},
isbn={978-989-8565-02-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)
TI - AN URBAN ONTOLOGY TO GENERATE COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
SN - 978-989-8565-02-0
AU - Martins T.
AU - Brandão Silva P.
AU - Coelho A.
AU - Augusto Sousa A.
PY - 2012
SP - 507
EP - 510
DO - 10.5220/0003849705070510