Special session 9:

GeoXR – Methods and Applications of eXtended Reality in Geo-Information Sciences

Geomatics is a discipline that deals with the automated processing and management of complex 3D information. It is defined as a multidisciplinary, systemic, and integrated approach that allows collecting, storing, integrating, modelling, and analysing spatially georeferenced data from several sources, with well-defined accuracy characteristics and continuity, in a digital format. Nowadays, the processing of large amounts of data and information in an interdisciplinary and interoperable way relies on a growing variety of tools, together with data collection and processing methods. At the same time, Geovisualization has garnered considerable interest, as a term covering a wide swath of activities ranging from exploration, through to analysis, synthesis, and presentation. Albeit AR/VR/MR solutions reached a high degree of maturity, given by the technological advances, there is still a gap to be filled between XR and Geosciences, considering the complexity of heterogeneous data, still partially unexplored.

The technical capabilities in the fields of AR/VR/MR  have become increasingly obvious in our everyday lives. It is, therefore, no surprise that the development of XR applications with compatible spatial data and data formats is a new challenge for the community of Geo-information Science, incl. Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing/Earth Observation, Spatial Cognition, Citizen Science, Geography and Education.

The purpose of this Special Session is to collect contributions that makes intelligent use of XR solution for the visualization of Georeferenced and Spatially structured Geomatics data.

 

Papers dealing with the following topics, but not limited to, are welcome:

  • XR for 3D City Modeling;
  • Mixed Reality for BIM/HBIM;
  • Integration of (free) geospatial data in XR landscapes;
  • Potentials of XR for the visualization of geographical and historical facts;
  • eXtended Reality in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology;
  • WEB/XR solutions for point cloud optimized visualization;
  • Virtual environments for data annotation and training;
  • eXtended Reality in the construction industry
  • 3D modeling and mesh optimization

Organized by:

Roberto Pierdicca

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Roberto Pierdicca is post-doctoral research fellow and adjunct professor of Geomatics. His research interest is mainly focused on Geospatial intelligence, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 3D Point Clouds. He is author of more than 100 papers in international conferences and journal, and participates to several international projects related to Cultural Heritage, Tourism Management, Education, Geosciences and Archaeology.

 

contact: r.pierdicca@staf.univpm.it

Eva Savina Malinverni

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Eva Savina Malinverni is full professor of Geomatics. Her research interest is mainly focused, among the others, on GIS, Remote Sensing, HBIM, Ontologies and Semantics, Virtual Archaeology. She is author of more than 200 papers in international conferences and journal, and participates to several international projects as PI related to Cultural Heritage, Tourism Management, Education, Geosciences and Archaeology.

 

contact: e.s.malinverni@staff.univpm.it