Urban and Regional Data Management: UDMS 2009 Annual, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Urban and Regional Data Management

UDMS 2009 Annual, 1st Edition

Edited by Alenka Krek, Massimo Rumor, Sisi Zlatanova, Elfriede M. Fendel

CRC Press

478 pages

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Natural and human activities change the environment we are living in and consequently impact the quality of life. Analysing these dynamics leads to a better understanding of urban change and facilitates urban development. Research related to the management of urban data has a long tradition. Through the years a variety of challenging research questions has been investigated related to the collection, storage, use and visualisation of the data representing the urban phenomena in a computer-based environment.

The Urban Data Management Symposium (UDMS) focuses on these issues since 1971. UDMS aims at providing a forum to discuss urban planning processes, exchange ideas, share information on available technology and demonstrate and promote successful information systems in local government. The focus is on urban, regional and rural issues. The UDMS 2009 annual addresses the following themes: 3D modelling, Spatial Data Infrastructures and databases, Risk and Disaster management, Environmental planning, analysis and e-government and Traffic and road monitoring.

The book will be a useful source of information for urban data-related professionals, such as scholars, GIS engineers, geomatic professionals, photogrammetrists, land surveyors, mapping specialists, urban planners and researchers, as well as for postgraduate students and lecturers.

Table of Contents


A. Krek, M. Rumor, S. Zlatanova & E.M. Fendel

Part I: Three dimensional modeling

Procedural façade textures for 3D city models

J. Bogdahn & V. Coors

A SWOT analysis on the implementation of Building Information Models within the geospatial environment

U. Isikdag & S. Zlatanova

Design and development of a visualization tool for 3D geospatial data in CityGML format

M. Rumor & E. Roccatello

Extruding building footprints to create topologically consistent 3D city models

H. Ledoux & M. Meijers

Attribute grammar for 3D city models

J. Schmittwilken, D. Dörschlag & L. Plümer

Developing 3D navigation and 3D buffering tools with geo-DBMS for disaster management

I.A. Musliman, C. Tet-Khuan, A. Abdul-Rahman & V. Coors

Interoperable location based services for 3D cities on the web using user generated content from OpenStreetMap

A. Schilling, M. Over, S. Neubauer, P. Neis, G. Walenciak & A. Zipf

Building feature service: Bring rich semantic building information into 3D city model

H. Wang, A. Hamilton & Y. Song

Part II: Spatial data infrastructures and databases

Complying with the INSPIRE implementation rules—a case study

P. Liljergren, A. Östman & F. Puigvert

“GeoPortal Network”—more process catalyst than project

J. Zevenbergen, H. Koerten, F. Welle Donker, J. Bulens, M. Kuyper & M. Jellema

Managing geographical data in the French administration: le Conseil Général

N. Polombo

Quantifying transaction costs of geoinformation: Experiments in national information structures in Sweden and Germany

A. Krek

Standards and Spatial Data Infrastructures to help the navigation of blind pedestrian in urban areas

R. Yaagoubi, G. Edwards & T. Badard

Establishing a sub-national SDI in Bahia state (Brazil)—its limits and possibilities

G.C. Pereira, C.A. Davis, Jr. & M.C.F. Rocha

N-Tuple property parcel database for South Florida: Development and research potentials

D.C. Prosperi, C. Chagdes, J.E. Murillo & C.I. Cirloganu

Land market as indicator of spatial development trends: A case of Slovenian rural land market

A. Lisec & S. Drobne

Modeling spatial constraints in conceptual database design of network applications

J. Lisboa Filho & S.M. Stempliuc

Are the morphing techniques useful for cartographic generalization?

D.N. Pantazis, B. Karathanasis, M. Kassoli & Ath. Koukofikis

Road junction generalization in large scale geodatabases

S. Savino, M. Rumor & I. Lissandron

Part III: Risk and disaster management

Supporting the development of shared situational awareness for civilian crisis management with Geographic Information Science—research plan

K. Virrantaus, J. Mäkelä & U. Demšar

Cooperation among Dutch municipalities makes geo-information accessible for regional disaster management organizations

M. Jellema

Information support for collaboration in emergency response

M.J. Kevany

Building ontologies for disaster management: Seismic risk domain

B. Murgante, G. Scardaccione & G.L. Casas

Development of a WPS process chaining tool and application in a disaster management use case for urban areas

B. Stollberg & A. Zipf

Application of spatial data infrastructure and GIS for disaster management

C. Jacobs, A. Riedijk, A. Scotta, P. Brooijmans & H.J. Scholten

Assessing building vulnerability using synergistically remote sensing and civil engineering

H. Taubenböck, A. Roth, S. Dech, H. Mehl, J.C. Münich, L. Stempniewski & J. Zschau

From mural map to GIS: Mapping urban vulnerability in Bucharest

S. Rufat

Part IV: Environmental planning, analysis and e-government

The use of GIS in landscape protection plan in Sicily

F. Martinico & S.D. La Rosa

Milano: Developments in the management of green areas through computerization

N. Cattaneo, F. Di Maria, F. Guzzetti, A. Privitera & P. Viskanic

Understanding environmental data in Greece through national limitations and epistemic communities

M. Kassoli & D.N. Pantazis

Benchmarking urban development indicators—comparing apples to apples

S. Fina

An empirical analysis of urban land-use dynamics

H.S. Hansen

Collaborative e-governance: Describing and pre-calibrating the digital milieu in urban and regional planning

V. Lanza & D.C. Prosperi

Monitoring and assessment of urban environments using space-borne earth observation data

T. Esch, S. Dech, A. Roth, M. Schmidt, H. Taubenböck, W. Heldens, M. Thiel, M. Wurm & D. Klein

Ameliorating the spatial resolution of high resolution satellite data for use in urban areas

K.G. Nikolakopoulos & P.I. Tsombos

Beyond the internet—increasing participation in community events by text messaging

C. Ellul, H. Rahemtulla & M. Haklay

Part V: Traffic and road monitoring

Survey, rendering and management of Pisa Municipality roads

G. Caroti & A. Piemonte

A spatio-temporal GIS-based multi agent traffic micro-simulation for identifying the most important accident locations

M. Khalesian, M.R. Delavar & G.R. Shiran

Commuting, why a door-to-door approach? The situation in Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic

I. Ivan

An approach for intelligent decision support system for urban traffic monitoring

A. Ionita, A. Zafiu, M. Dascalu, E. Franti & M. Visan

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems