9 November 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (UTC+1)
Improving 3D Site Characterization: Driving innovations that improve 3D rendering of natural and manmade environments
- John Ouellette – Versar
- Alex Viana – NAVFAC EXWC
- Luke Feist – Swift River Environmental Services
KEYWORDS. Integration, Innovations, Disparate Datasets, Site Characterization, 3D Virtual Environments
ABSTRACT. 3D modelling of virtual environments is a fast developing field of research, and the need for virtual models is increasing rapidly. Whether it is supporting the design and construction COVID-19 field hospitals or evaluating the impacts of natural hazards to critical infrastructure, these modeling efforts are assisting federal, state, and local governments make wise decisions with greater efficiency, speed, and agility. But these modeling efforts also are fraught with unexpected challenges and require new and innovative approaches to integrate disparate datasets.
Normally, a model consisting of different objects has to be created by using data sets from several sources and with several data formats (e.g., CAD, Revit, GIS). In that case, one has to manage merging this diverse material into a uniform representation of the environments and .X3D has illustrated that can be this mechanism. However, these integration exercises take time and resources. Unfortunately, time is one invaluable when it comes to making decisions that impact human lives.
The aim of the round table is to explore recent in advances in X3D and data integration. The interest is to discuss the workflow and the problems faced when pulling together disparate datasets. Of particular interest, are discussions about how datasets should be integrated and the value of X3D.