Integrating Virtual Reality, Motion Simulation and a 4D GIS

  • Juergen Rossmann Institute for Man-Machine Interaction, RWTH Aachen University
  • Arno Buecken Institute for Man-Machine Interaction, RWTH Aachen University
  • Martin Hoppen Institute for Man-Machine Interaction, RWTH Aachen University
  • Marc Priggemeyer Institute for Man-Machine Interaction, RWTH Aachen University

Abstract

Geodesign requires the visualization of concepts and ideas within a context of geo-information of the respective place in a way that is understandable to people with different backgrounds – planners, geographers, architects, but also the users or inhabitants of the place. All of the roles involved have different requirements and need different information to fulfil their tasks within the geodesign process. In this contribution, we present the structure of a software system combining a GIS, a simulation system and a VR component, as well as interfaces to different interaction devices (like a GPS receiver, a spacemouse, multi-screen projection systems or devices for haptic feedback). This enables simulations of the place in its geographical context, as well as immersive presentations that are understandable regardless of the knowledge of a plan’s symbolic language. All this happens without the need to convert frequently between the software tools that are commonly used by the different roles.

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How to Cite
ROSSMANN, Juergen et al. Integrating Virtual Reality, Motion Simulation and a 4D GIS. Research in Urbanism Series, [S.l.], v. 4, p. 25-42, sep. 2016. ISSN 1879-8217. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/rius/article/view/854>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/rius.4.854.

Keywords

Virtual reality; Motion simulation; 4D GIS; Geodesign; Virtual Forrest

Published
2016-09-11