This paper offers an overview of the increasing use of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies for the simulation of urban environments. It provides a summary of cities worldwide where three-dimensional computer modelling is being utilised to aid urban planning. The study considers the need for a digital representation of cities and raises issues pertaining to advantages, barriers and ownership. A case study of a pilot project on the visualisation of Newcastle upon Tyne is examined to show an approach adopted for the representation of this city in North East England. The process of this visualisation is summarised and future research is outlined in relation to this city model.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Aug 2006|
|Event||CONVR2006: 6th Conference of Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - Florida, USA|
Duration: 3 Aug 2006 → …
|Conference||CONVR2006: 6th Conference of Construction Applications of Virtual Reality|
|Period||3/08/06 → …|