Virtual reality urban modelling - an overview

Thompson, Emine Mine, Horne, Margaret and Fleming, David (2006) Virtual reality urban modelling - an overview. In: CONVR2006: 6th Conference of Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 3-4 August 2006, Florida, USA.

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This paper offers an overview of the increasing use of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies for the simulation of urban environments. It provides a summary of cities worldwide where three-dimensional computer modelling is being utilised to aid urban planning. The study considers the need for a digital representation of cities and raises issues pertaining to advantages, barriers and ownership. A case study of a pilot project on the visualisation of Newcastle upon Tyne is examined to show an approach adopted for the representation of this city in North East England. The process of this visualisation is summarised and future research is outlined in relation to this city model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2010 13:49
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:34

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