This study describes the computing methods now available to enable the sharing of three-dimensional (3D) data between various stakeholders for the purposes of city modeling and considers the need for a seamless approach for sharing, transmitting, and maintaining 3D city models. The study offers an overview of the technologies and the issues related to remote access, collaboration, and version control. It builds upon previous research on 3D city models where issues were raised on utilizing, updating and maintaining 3D city models and providing access to various stakeholders. This paper will also describe a case study which is currently analyzing the remote access requirements for a sustainable computer model of NewcastleGateshead in England. Options available will be examined and areas of future research will be discussed.
|Title of host publication||Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design (27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings)|
|Editors||Gūlen Çaǧdas, Birgül Çolakoǧlu|
|Publisher||Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sep 2009|