›› 2014, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (2): 151-157.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1047.2014.00151

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Full Three-Dimensional GIS and Its Key Roles in Smart City

ZHU Qing   

  1. Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering of Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 611756, China
  • Received:2013-12-01 Revised:2014-01-08 Online:2014-03-10 Published:2014-03-10
  • Contact: 10.3724/SP.J.1047.2014.00151


Three-dimensional GIS (3D GIS) is one of the primary and typical contents of GIS technology at present and in the future, which overcomes the constraints of representing 3D GIS spatial information in two-dimensional map, as well as provides a more effective decision-making support for people's daily life. This paper focuses on the research progress and its key technologies of 3D GIS, including the data model, database management and visual analysis. The pilot applications of 3D GIS in Wuhan are also illustrated. The entire 3D space of the city is represented by 3D GIS. Then construction of the large-scale city digitalization is enabled with the improvement of city management. Finally, the applications of 3D GIS for spatio-temporal information bearing engine and spatial intelligence in smart city and city safety are investigated.

Key words: three-dimensional GIS, three-dimensional spatial analysis, bearing engine, three-dimensional visualization, smart city