Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner

Sebastian Pasewaldt

Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-3908
Fax: +49-(0)331 5509-172
Room: H-2.26
E-Mail: sebastian.pasewaldt@hpi.de

Research interests

  • 3D virtual city and landscape models
  • Interactive map-like 3D representations
  • Non-linear projections
  • Cognitive processing of 3D city models


An Immersive Visualization System for Virtual 3D City Models

Engel, Juri; Pasewaldt, Sebastian; Trapp, Matthias; Döllner, Jürgen in 20th International Conference on Geoinformatics (GEOINFORMATICS), 2012 IEEE GRSS , 2012 .

Virtual 3D city models are essential visualization tools for effective communication of complex urban spatial information. Immersive visualization of virtual 3D city models offers an intuitive access to and an effective way of realization of urban spatial information, enabling new collaborative applications and decision-support systems. This paper discusses techniques for and usage of fully immersive environments for visualizing virtual 3D city models by advanced 3D rendering techniques. Fully immersive environments imply a number of specific requirements for both hardware and software, which are discussed in detail. Further, we identify and outline conceptual and technical challenges as well as possible solution approaches by visualization system prototypes for large-scale, fully immersive environments. We evaluate the presented concepts using two application examples and discuss the results.
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  • "Multiscale Visualization of 3D Geovirtual Environments Using View-Dependent Multi-Perspective Views" at the WSCG 2011, Plzen - Czech Republic (02/2011)
  • "Multiscale, Multi-Perspective Visualization of 3D City Models in Immersive Environments" at the opening ceremony of the 3D Lab Golm, Potsdam - Germany (06/2011)
  • "Multiperspective Visualizations of 3D Geovirtual Environments" - Joint Workshop of the HPI Research School for "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering", Cape Town - South Africa (04/2012)
  • "Towards Comprehensible Digital 3D Maps" - Symposium on Service-Oriented Mapping 2012 (SOMAP 2012), Vienna - Austria (11/2012)
  • "A Service-Oriented Platform for Interactive 3D Web Mapping" - Symposium on Service-Oriented Mapping 2012 (SOMAP 2012), Vienna - Austria (11/2012)
  • "Towards Comprehensible Service-Based 3D Maps" - HPI Symposium@SAP, Walldorf - Germany (12/2012)
  • "Potentials of and Approaches for Multi-Perspective Visualization of 3D Spatial Models", GeoViz 2013, Hamburg - Germany (03/2013)

Teaching activities

Winter term 2010/11

  • lecture "Informationsvisualisierung (informationvisualization) " (tutor)
  • course "Advanced Visualizationtechniques" (tutor)
  • pupils academy (co-lecturer)

Summer term 2011

  • lecture "Geovisualization" (tutor)

Winter term 2011/12

  • course "Realtime Rendering" (tutor)
  • pupils academy (co-lecturer)

Summer term 2012

  • course "Algorithmic Geometry" (tutor)
  • course "Geovisualization Techniques" (tutor)

Winter term 2012/13

  • course "Game Programming" (tutor)
  • course "Concepts and Techniques for 3D Visualization"
  • pupils academy (co-lecturer)

Summer term 2013

  • lecture "Geovisualization" (co-lecturer)
  • lecture "Interfaces of Geoinformation and Geocommunication" (tutor)