Spying the underground: visualizing subsurface utilities’ location uncertainties with fuzzy 3D

  • Léon olde Scholtenhuis University of Twente
  • Sisi Zlatanova Delft University of Technology
  • Xander den Duijn Delft University of Technology
  • Anna-Maria Ntarladima Delft University of Technology
  • Evangelos Theocharous Delft University of Technology

Abstract

Spying the Underground refers to the buried utilities that are often hidden from the eyes of citizens and city engineers. Since they are difficult to localize and measure from street level, utility plans are the only models that convey geometry information about them. Nowadays, Augmented Reality (AR) techniques allow us to display three-dimensional (3D) virtual utility models over a surface level camera image. To achieve this, 3D information needs to be added to existing utility models. Therefore, we developed a data model that allows storage of depth and geometry information. Based on this, we developed a fuzzy model that will visualize a fuzzy shape that indicates the uncertainty related to the location of each utility. We developed all this while generating 3D models for subsurface utilities at Oostplein Rotterdam.

How to Cite
OLDE SCHOLTENHUIS, Léon et al. Spying the underground: visualizing subsurface utilities’ location uncertainties with fuzzy 3D. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 61-64, dec. 2017. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/1930>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2017.2.1930.
Published
2017-12-26