Topological information extraction from buildings in CityGML

Syahiirah Salleh*, Uznir Ujang

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The demand for 3D city modelling for various applications continue to grow with the capabilities of 3D city modelling. One of the uses of 3D city models is to facilitate 3D analysis which usually requires information regarding the topology of the objects within the city model. CityGML as the international standard for 3D city modelling maintains topological information with the use of a ‘topology-incidence’ where objects are referenced to each other with the condition that the objects share a common surface. This paper explains the extraction of topological information based on the data structure of the geometries in CityGML files and discusses the usability of the existing topology mechanism of CityGML. The topological information was extracted from the CityGML files using the hierarchical geometric structure of CityGML as a stand-in model to describe the topological properties of the object. The extracted information consisted of building surfaces which have been decomposed to 0D points with their respective identification and coordinates. Based on the extracted topological information and related literature, it was found that the topological information extracted from the geometric structure of CityGML was limited to the locality of the object in question and could not extend beyond the dimension of the primitive.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012088
JournalI O P Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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