Hierarchical simplification of city models to maintain urban legibility.

Chang, Remco.
Butkiewicz, Thomas.
Ziemkiewicz, Caroline.
Wartell, Zachary.
Pollard, Nancy.
Ribarsky, William.

For 3D global visualization systems such as Google Earth, it is important to be able to render city-sized collections of relatively simple building models at fast speeds without losing spatial coherence. Since traditional mesh simplification algorithms are not designed for collections of simple models, we introduce a method of simplification through merging of similar objects. We incorporate the c... read more

Information visualization.
Cities and towns.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Geospatial data.
Tufts University. Department of Computer Science.
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Chang, Remco, Thomas Butkiewicz, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Zachary Wartell, Nancy Pollard, and William Ribarsky. "Hierarchical Simplification of City Models to Maintain Urban Legibility." ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketches on - SIGGRAPH '06 (2006). doi:10.1145/1179849.1180012.
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