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Today's spatially aware users are becoming more interested in retrieving personalised and task relevant information, requiring detailed 3D city models linked to non-spatial attribute data. However, current implementations of 3D city models are typically LoD2 that don't include geometric or attribute details about many visible features (e.g. rooms) of a building. As such, valueadded applications developed for web-based and wireless platforms are limited to querying for available non-spatial business data at the building level only. To overcome this, geometrically accurate 3D building models are necessary to enable users to visualize, interact, and query for task specific non-spatial business data. This paper proposes a workflow for creating detailed 3D building models with LoD3 from TLS data and uploading these models into Google Earth so that users can then explore the non-spatial business data of a building and its sub-components (e.g. windows, doors, rooms). Processing bottlenecks of the proposed workflow for detailed 3D building reconstruction are also discussed.
Linh Truong-Hong et al. (2013) Preparing Detailed 3D Building Models for Google Earth Integration: B. Murgante et al. (Eds.): ICCSA 2013, Part IV, LNCS 7974, pp. 61--76. Springer, Heidelberg.