Advances in 3D Geoinformation Systems

Part of the series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography pp 401-416

Automatic Generation of Residential Areas using Geo-Demographics

  • Paul RichmondAffiliated withUniversity of Sheffield
  • , Daniela RomanoAffiliated withUniversity of Sheffield

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The neighbourhood aspect of city models is often overlooked in methods of generating detailed city models. This paper identifies two distinct styles of virtual city generation and highlights the weaknesses and strengths of both, before proposing a geo-demographically based solution to automatically generate 3D residential neighbourhood models suitable for use within simulative training. The algorithms main body of work focuses on a classification based system which applies a texture library of captured building instances to extruded and optimised virtual buildings created from 2D GIS data.