Intelligent Open Data 3D Maps in a Collaborative Virtual World

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Virtanen , J-P , Hyyppä , H , Kämäräinen , A , Hollström , T , Vastaranta , M & Hyyppä , J 2015 , ' Intelligent Open Data 3D Maps in a Collaborative Virtual World ' , ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information , vol. 4 , no. 2 , pp. 837-857 .

Title: Intelligent Open Data 3D Maps in a Collaborative Virtual World
Author: Virtanen, Juho-Pekka; Hyyppä, Hannu; Kämäräinen, Ali; Hollström, Tommi; Vastaranta, Mikko; Hyyppä, Juha
Contributor organization: Department of Forest Sciences
Laboratory of Forest Resources Management and Geo-information Science
Forest Health Group
Date: 2015-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 21
Belongs to series: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
ISSN: 2220-9964
Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) maps have many potential applications, such as navigation and urban planning. In this article, we present the use of a 3D virtual world platform Meshmoon to create intelligent open data 3D maps. A processing method is developed to enable the generation of 3D virtual environments from the open data of the National Land Survey of Finland. The article combines the elements needed in contemporary smart city concepts, such as the connection between attribute information and 3D objects, and the creation of collaborative virtual worlds from open data. By using our 3D virtual world platform, it is possible to create up-to-date, collaborative 3D virtual models, which are automatically updated on all viewers. In the scenes, all users are able to interact with the model, and with each other. With the developed processing methods, the creation of virtual world scenes was partially automated for collaboration activities.
Subject: virtual worlds
3D map
open data
virtual reality
1171 Geosciences
113 Computer and information sciences
4112 Forestry
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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