“Light Threads: Illustrating Movement Dynamics in City Models” by Nienhaus, Gooch and Döllner

  • ©Marc Nienhaus, Bruce Gooch, and Jürgen Döllner




    Light Threads: Illustrating Movement Dynamics in City Models


Project Affiliation:

    University of Potsdam and University of Victoria


    Visual representations of traffic flow and density in 3D city models provide substantial decision support in urban planning. While a large repertoire of efficient techniques exists for visualizing the static components of such environments (e.g., digital terrain models, building models, and vegetation), less is known about illustrating their dynamics nature.


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    2. Norman, D. A., 1993. Things That Make Us Smart — Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine, Basic Books, New York.

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