Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner

OGC 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (3DPIE)

The 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (IE) will test and demonstrate different mechanisms for the portrayal, delivery, and exploitation of 3D geodata based on open standards-based formats and services. The IE intends to identify, test, and further develop technologies and workflows that may be the foundation of spatial data infrastructures with a requirement for rapid visualization of extremely large and complex 3D geodata. Main focus of the IE will be on the currently discussed Web 3D Service and Web View Service. The IE will include digital landscape models, city models, and interior models, e.g., in the CityGML data format, as well as different client configurations. The IE will clarify the specifics of 3D portrayal services and provide best practices and guidelines for their implementation, integration, and usage. Additionally, the activities and findings of the IE participants are intended to directly support and influence current standardization efforts in service-based 3D portrayal.

The 3DPIE is organized and managed in the context of the 3D Information Management DWG of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the internation organization for the development and standardization of geodata models, formats, and services.

Additional information is available at the 3DPIE webpage:

Project Period

  • March 2011 - November 2011

Project Partners

  • Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam (Initiator),
  • GIScience at University Heidelberg (Initiator),
  • Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt (Initiator),
  • Bitmanagement Software GmbH, Berg,
  • CACI,Fort Collins,
  • IGG at Technical University Berlin,
  • Institute Geographic Nationale (IGN), Paris,
  • Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes (LSIS) at Aix-Marseille University,
  • MOVES Institute at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey,
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
3DPIE context