Hasso-Plattner-Institut
  
Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
  
 

Publications

Illustrative Visualization of 3D City Models

Döllner, Jürgen and Buchholz, Henrik and Nienhaus, Marc and Kirsch, Florian
In Erbacher, Robert F. and Roberts, Jonathan C.and Gröhn, Matti T. and Börner, Katy, ed., Visualization and Data Analysis, volume 5669 of Proceedings of the SPIE, pages 42–51, 2005 International Society for Optical Engine (SPIE).

Abstract:

This paper presents an illustrative visualization technique that provides expressive representations of large-scale 3D city models, inspired by the tradition of artistic and cartographic visualizations typically found in bird’s-eye view and panoramic maps. We define a collection of city model components and a real-time multi-pass rendering algorithm that achieves comprehensible, abstract 3D city model depictions based on edge enhancement, color-based and shadow-based depth cues, and procedural facade texturing. Illustrative visualization provides an effective visual interface to urban spatial information and associated thematic information complementing visual interfaces based on the Virtual Reality paradigm, offering a huge potential for graphics design. Primary application areas include city and landscape planning, cartoon worlds in computer games, and tourist information systems.

BibTeX file

@inproceedings{DBNK05,
author = { D{\"o}llner, J{\"u}rgen and Buchholz, Henrik and Nienhaus, Marc and Kirsch, Florian },
title = { Illustrative Visualization of 3D City Models },
booktitle = { Visualization and Data Analysis },
pages = { 42--51 },
year = { 2005 },
editor = { Erbacher, Robert F. and Roberts, Jonathan C.and Gr{\"o}hn, Matti T. and B{\"o}rner, Katy },
publisher = { International Society for Optical Engine (SPIE) },
volume = { 5669 },
series = { Proceedings of the SPIE }
}

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