A proposal for an improved transportation model in CityGML

Anna Labetski, Stefan van Gerwen, Guus Tamminga, Hugo Ledoux, Jantien Stoter

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CityGML, an OGC standard, is an open data model for virtual 3D city models and includes buildings, roads, terrain, water bodies, etc. While many modules are well-developed (eg buildings, bridges, tunnels), the transportation model is, based on our consultations with various government agencies and municipalities, not sufficient for most transportation applications. We propose in this paper several improvements to the CityGML v2. 0 Transportation module, and to the previous efforts for improving it. Our additions are based on the consultations we had, and on the use-cases that were identified. We argue that the following changes are necessary: A) multi-LoD modelling of roads, B) carriageway representation, C) detailed intersection modelling and, D) introducing waterways as a new sub-class.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Subtitle of host publication13th 3D GeoInfo Conference 2018
EditorsK. Arroyo Ohori, A. Labetski, G. Agugiaro, M. Koeva, J Stoter
Number of pages8
VolumeVolume XLII-4/W10
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2018
Event13th 3D GeoInfo Conference - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Oct 20182 Oct 2018
Conference number: 13


Conference13th 3D GeoInfo Conference
Internet address


  • 3D city modelling
  • CityGML
  • road modelling
  • transportation
  • levels of detail
  • needs analysis

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