Future of the multidimensional digital built environment

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The stakeholders of a built environment can attain several benefits by digitalizing the existing built environment. To highlight these benefits, this article presents a prototype of a digitalized built environment using 3D Internet technologies. To utilize existing data reserves and various measuring techniques, models of different levels of detail and accuracy must be combined, including existing location-based data, geographic information, building models, regional information, and infrastructure models. This raises a number of questions concerning novel types of GIS data, data integration and big data, interfaces, and availability and ownership of data. These questions bind the topic to the development of 3D Internet technologies. Finally, a smart city application architecture is proposed to enable the application development and increase the transferability of presented solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationVolume I - Creating built environments of new opportunities
EditorsKalle Kähkönen, Marko Keinänen
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages12
VolumeVolume I
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3741-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Conference: Intelligent Built Environment for Life - Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Duration: 30 May 20163 Jun 2016
Conference number: 20


ConferenceInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Conference
Abbreviated titleCIB
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  • City model
  • digitalization
  • built environment
  • smart city
  • 3D map


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