Proposal for a new LOD and multi-representation concept for CityGML

Marc-O Löwner, Gerhard Gröger, Joachim Benner, Filip Biljecki, Claus Nagel

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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) CityGML standard offers a Level of Detail (LoD) concept that enables the representation of CityGML features from a very detailed to a less detailed description. Due to a rising application variety, the current LoD concept seems to be too inflexible. Here, we present a multi representation concept (MRC) that enables a user-defined definition of LoDs. Because CityGML is an international standard, official profiles of the MRC are proposed. However, encoding of the defined profiles reveals many problems including mapping the conceptual model to the normative encoding, missing technologies and so on. Therefore, we propose to use the MRC as a meta model for the further definition of an LoD concept for CityGML 3.0.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
EditorsE. Dimopoulou, P. van Oosterom
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Event11th 3D Geoinfo Conference - Athens, Greece
Duration: 20 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
Conference number: 11


Conference11th 3D Geoinfo Conference


  • CityGML
  • Level of Detail
  • Multi-representation concept
  • Application Domain Extension
  • Profile

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