The backbone of a City Information Model (CIM) Implementing a spatial data model for urban design

Jorge Gil, Júlio Almeida, José Pinto Duarte

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Abstract

We have been witnessing an increased interest in a more holistic approach to urban design practice and education. In this paper we present a spatial data model for urban design that proposes the combination of urban environment feature classes with design process feature classes. This data model is implemented in a spatial database that becomes the backbone of a City Information Model (CIM), integrating urban neighbourhood formulation, design, and evaluation methods into a comprehensive urban design support system. We demonstrate its application to urban design analysis and evaluation through the development of a tool for AutoCAD Map 3D that is integrated with the PostGIS spatial database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRespecting Fragile Places
EditorsTadeja Zupancic, Matevz Juvancic, Spela Verovsek, Jutraz Jutraz
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages143-151
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789491207013
StatePublished - 2011
Event29th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2011 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: Sep 21 2011Sep 24 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference29th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2011
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period9/21/119/24/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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