GeoVEs as Tools to Communicate in Urban Projects: Requirements for Functionality and Visualization

  • Mahmud Shahrear Kibria
  • Sisi Zlatanova
  • Laure Itard
  • Machiel van Dorst
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Urban planning is a complex decision-making process involving a large number of actors who interact intensively. Such groups often have conflicting expectations and backgrounds. Therefore, consultation and interaction is vital for the success of urban projects. A Geo-Virtual Environment (geoVE) can play an important role as a communication tool in the field of spatial planning, but such tools are still in limited use. We investigate the requirements for visualization in urban planning by analyzing user perceptions of visual materials and their needs for interaction in the different urban phases. The study is completed with the cooperation of several large municipalities in the Netherlands.


Urban Planning Visual Material Open Geospatial Consortium Virtual City Urban Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmud Shahrear Kibria
    • 1
  • Sisi Zlatanova
    • 1
  • Laure Itard
    • 1
  • Machiel van Dorst
    • 1
  1. 1.ESRI Nederland B. V.Netherland

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