3D Data Management in Urban Areas
Title: 3D Data Management in Urban Areas
In the last years, substantial technological progress could be observed in the areas of collection and visualization of 3D data. New technologies for the collection of 3D data (in particular airborne and terrestrial laser scanner) as well as an increasing performance of CPUs and GPUs have made it possible that 3D data can be acquired for large areas and handled on standard PCs. However, 3D Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are very often not fully capable to handle the requirements of managing 3D data. One problem is that 3D data management and 3D analysis are in a state where 2D GIS was 10 - 15 years ago. The other problem is that typically no integrated IMAP (Input, Management, Analysis and Presentation) solutions are available, but different software systems are needed to process 3D data. The integration of the different systems must be realized with data import and export interfaces.
In order to investigate this situation more in detail and to find solutions for the future the project aims are:
Identification of the state-of-the-art and future requirements of 3D data management.
Identification of deficits of existing 3D GIS software and formulation of suggestions to software manufacturers.
Identification of research tasks of 3D data management in urban areas.
Identification of country specific similarities and differences of 3D data management in urban areas in the EU.