ABSTRACT

Natural and human activities change the environment we are living in and consequently impact the quality of life. Analysing these dynamics leads to a better understanding of urban change and facilitates urban development. Research related to the management of urban data has a long tradition. Through the years a variety of challenging research quest

part |2 pages

Part I: Three dimensional modeling

chapter |12 pages

Procedural façade textures for 3D city models

ByJ. Bogdahn & V. Coors

chapter |10 pages

Attribute grammar for 3D city models

ByJ. Schmittwilken, D. Dörschlag & L. Plümer

chapter |16 pages

Developing 3D navigation and 3D buffering tools with geo-DBMS for disaster management

ByI.A. Musliman, C. Tet-Khuan, A. Abdul-Rahman & V. Coors

chapter |10 pages

Building feature service: Bring rich semantic building information into 3D city model

ByH. Wang, A. Hamilton & Y. Song

part |2 pages

Part II: Spatial data infrastructures and databases

chapter |8 pages

Complying with the INSPIRE implementation rules—a case study

ByP. Liljergren, A. Östman & F. Puigvert

chapter |10 pages

“GeoPortal Network”—more process catalyst than project

ByJ. Zevenbergen, H. Koerten, F. Welle Donker, J. Bulens, M. Kuyper & M. Jellema

chapter |8 pages

Establishing a sub-national SDI in Bahia state (Brazil)—its limits and possibilities

ByG.C. Pereira, C.A. Davis, Jr. & M.C.F. Rocha

chapter |12 pages

N-Tuple property parcel database for South Florida: Development and research potentials

ByD.C. Prosperi, C. Chagdes, J.E. Murillo & C.I. Cirloganu

chapter |10 pages

Modeling spatial constraints in conceptual database design of network applications

ByJ. Lisboa Filho & S.M. Stempliuc

chapter |10 pages

Are the morphing techniques useful for cartographic generalization?

ByD.N. Pantazis, B. Karathanasis, M. Kassoli & Ath. Koukofikis

chapter |10 pages

Road junction generalization in large scale geodatabases

ByS. Savino, M. Rumor & I. Lissandron

part |2 pages

Part III: Risk and disaster management

chapter |20 pages

Information support for collaboration in emergency response

ByM.J. Kevany

chapter |10 pages

Building ontologies for disaster management: Seismic risk domain

ByB. Murgante, G. Scardaccione & G.L. Casas

chapter |10 pages

Application of spatial data infrastructure and GIS for disaster management

ByC. Jacobs, A. Riedijk, A. Scotta, P. Brooijmans & H.J. Scholten

chapter |14 pages

Assessing building vulnerability using synergistically remote sensing and civil engineering

ByH. Taubenböck, A. Roth, S. Dech, H. Mehl, J.C. Münich, L. Stempniewski & J. Zschau

part |2 pages

Part IV: Environmental planning, analysis and e-government

chapter |12 pages

The use of GIS in landscape protection plan in Sicily

ByF. Martinico & S.D. La Rosa

chapter |10 pages

Milano: Developments in the management of green areas through computerization

ByN. Cattaneo, F. Di Maria, F. Guzzetti, A. Privitera & P. Viskanic

chapter |12 pages

An empirical analysis of urban land-use dynamics

ByH.S. Hansen

chapter |14 pages

Monitoring and assessment of urban environments using space-borne earth observation data

ByT. Esch, S. Dech, A. Roth, M. Schmidt, H. Taubenböck, W. Heldens, M. Thiel, M. Wurm & D. Klein

chapter |10 pages

Ameliorating the spatial resolution of high resolution satellite data for use in urban areas

ByK.G. Nikolakopoulos & P.I. Tsombos

chapter |10 pages

Beyond the internet—increasing participation in community events by text messaging

ByC. Ellul, H. Rahemtulla & M. Haklay

part |2 pages

Part V: Traffic and road monitoring

chapter |6 pages

Survey, rendering and management of Pisa Municipality roads

ByG. Caroti & A. Piemonte

chapter |10 pages

An approach for intelligent decision support system for urban traffic monitoring

ByA. Ionita, A. Zafiu, M. Dascalu, E. Franti & M. Visan