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    Georeferenced four-dimensional virtual environments: principles and applications

    Raper, Jonathan F. and McCarthy, Tim and Williams, Nathan (1998) Georeferenced four-dimensional virtual environments: principles and applications. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 22 (6). pp. 529-539. ISSN 0198-9715

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    This paper introduces and defines the concept of a four-dimensional virtual environment as “multidimensional/multimedia representations of phenomena in natural and built environments permitting the realistic monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the component phenomena”. It is argued that current geographic information systems cannot handle these representations and so new tools need to be built. This paper describes two applications of virtual environments: the first is an application which can link oblique or vertical aerial videography to map or surface models in real-time, while the second example is an application which links a user-browseable virtual world with a map. The paper concludes by suggesting that the approaches demonstrated here are indicative of what the next generation of geographic information handling might look like.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Georeferenced four-dimensional virtual environments; Mapping; Multimedia systems; Virtual reality; Geographic information systems; GIS; methodology; modeling;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 12372
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    Depositing User: Tim McCarthy
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2020 10:50
    Journal or Publication Title: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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