Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner

Dr. Benjamin Hagedorn


Room:  H-2.25
Tel.: +49 (0)331 5509-3912
Fax: +49 (0)331 5509-172
Email: benjamin.hagedorn(at)hpi.uni-potsdam.de

Past Projects


Image-Based, Interactive Visualization of Complex 3D Geovirtual Environments on Lightweight Devices

In this paper, we present strategies for service-oriented, standards and image-based 3D geovisualization that have the potential to provide interactive vi-sualization of complex 3D geovirtual environments (3DGeoVE) on lightweight devices. In our approach, interactive geovisualization clients retrieve sets of 2D images of projective views of 3DGeoVEs generated by a 3D rendering service. As the key advantage of the image-based approach, the complexity that a client is exposed to for displaying a visual representation is reduced to a constant factor primarily depending on the image resolution. To provide users with a high degree of interactivity, we propose strategies that are based on additional service-side functionality and on exploiting multiple layers of information encoded into the images for the local reconstruction of visual representations of the remote 3DGeoVE. The use of service-orientation and standards facilitates designing distributed 3D geovisualization systems that are open, interoperable and can easily be adapted to changing requirements. We demonstrate the validity of the proposed strategies by presenting several image-based 3D clients for the case of virtual 3D city models.
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Lecture Assistance

  • 2011/12: Master Seminar "Realtime Rendering Techniques"
  • 2011: Bachelor Project "Mobile 3D Apps"
  • 2011: Master Lecture "Geovisualization"
  • 2010: Bachelor Project "SOA-based 3D Geovisualization for Mobile Applications"
  • 2010: Master Seminar on Information and Geo Visualization, Master Seminar on Software Engineering for Visualization Systems
  • 2009/10: Master Seminar Visualization, Master Seminar on Service-oriented Computing
  • 2009: Bachelor Project "Smartboard-based User-Interface for 3D City Models"
  • 2008: Master Seminar "Visualization: Concepts and Methods"
  • 2007/08: Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2007: Master Lecture "Visualization", Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2006/07: Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2006: Bachelor Lecture "User Interfaces"
  • 2005/06: Bachelor Lecture "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics", Master Seminar "Visualization"

Supervised Master/Diploma Thesis

  • Visualization of Building Information Models - Concept and Implementation of 3D Visualization Techniques.
  • Navigation and Object Interaction in Virtual 3D City Models based on Sketches and Gestures
  • Acquisition, Processing, Provision, and Visualization of Indoor Tracking Data
  • Concepts and Techniques for Collaborative Virtual 3D City Models
  • Design and Implementation of a Virtual 3D City Model of Historic Potsdam