Towards Rapid Generation And Visualisation Of Large 3D Urban Landscapes for Mobile Device Navigation
This source preferred by Christos Gatzidis
Authors: Gatzidis, C., Brujic-Okretic, V., Liarokapis, F. and Baker, S.
Start date: 8 March 2008
Publisher: IEEE Press
Place of Publication: Reno, USA
In this paper a procedural 3D modelling solution for mobile devices is presented based on scripting algorithms allowing for both the automatic and also semi-automatic creation of photorealistic quality virtual urban content. The combination of aerial images, GIS data, 2D ground maps and terrestrial photographs as input data coupled with a user-friendly customized interface permits the automatic and interactive generation of large-scale, accurate, georeferenced and fully-textured 3D virtual city content, content that can be specially optimized for use with mobile devices but also with navigational tasks in mind.
Furthermore, a user-centred mobile virtual reality (VR) visualisation and interaction tool operating on PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) for pedestrian navigation is also discussed. Via this engine, the import and display of various navigational file formats (2D and 3D) is supported, including a comprehensive front-end user-friendly graphical user interface providing immersive virtual 3D navigation.