Development of a semantic 3D city model platform
As part of the BUOLUS project, Virtual City Systems developed a semantic 3D city model platform that contains wide-ranging information relevant to building physics calculation methods. This includes the city model of Rosenheim, a 3D tree register, a green space register, and the option to integrate sensor data. Furthermore, a system for mapping IFC data geometrically and semantically onto the CityGML schema was developed and implemented. Thus, the city hall of the city of Rosenheim, which was generated as an IFC model by the company Voxelgrid, was transferred to the open OGC CityGML standard and integrated into the 3D city model platform. Along with the data, geoinformation tools - such as a drawing tool for enriching the model - were also added.
Development of integrated simulation applications based on the city model platform
Besides the 3D city model platform, a simulation application for estimating the impact of construction measures on the climate was also developed and prototyped. 3D city models serve as a basis since these already exist for many cities and therefore do not have to be modeled in a time-consuming way. Furthermore, existing buildings can be removed and plans imported or drawn in. There are four steps to the procedure. The first step is to select an area in the 3D city model platform and export the relevant objects. The second step is to calculate solar irradiance based on the 3D objects. The third step is CFD simulation using ANSYS Discovery software. In the last step, the results are visualized on the map.