ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume V-4-2020
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-4-2020, 179–186, 2020
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-4-2020, 179–186, 2020

  03 Aug 2020

03 Aug 2020


K. Akahoshi1, N. Ishimaru2, C. Kurokawa3, Y. Tanaka4, T. Oishi5, T. Kutzner6, and T. H. Kolbe6 K. Akahoshi et al.
  • 1Cabinet Office Japan, 2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2Hitachi, Ltd., 292 Yoshida-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 3Asia Air Survey Co.,Ltd., 1-2-2 Manpukuji, Asao-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 4Urban Structure Visualization Promotion Organization, 5-10 Suzaki-machi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 5Panasonic Corporation, 1-5-1 Higashi-shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • 6Chair of Geoinformatics, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany

Keywords: Urban Planning, CityGML, LOD (Levels of Detail), Statistical grid, AR (Augmented Reality)

Abstract. Japan is currently facing serious issues associated with an aging society and negative population growth. Urban structures, remnants of economic prosperity, are now hindrances to sustainable urban development, driving municipalities to seek efficient methods to manage this growth. Japanese municipalities continuously conduct surveys to collect data for urban planning purposes. However, lack of standardization and poor visualization tools prevent coordination and consensus-building among stakeholders during the planning process. The "i-Urban Revitalization" (i-UR) is an information infrastructure promoted by the Japanese government expected to enable municipalities to analyze and visualize their goals related to that process.

This paper presents the implementation of i-UR. One approach employed for data standardization is to develop a CityGML Application Domain Extension (ADE) for urban planning that covers detailed attributes of city objects and mechanisms for global representation and analysis necessary for urban planning. The effectiveness of this ADE is being evaluated through data implementation and visualization experiments conducted in three municipalities in Japan. A prototype for the proposed "AR Consensus-formation system" is being developed for further utilization of the ADE. In addition, Ideathon events are being held to develop human resources in municipalities to promote urban revitalization and facilitate i-UR use. The ADE and i-UR tools described in this paper are expected to evolve based on feedback from users and experimental results.