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Image processing for urban scale environmental modelling


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Richens, P., 1997. Image processing for urban scale environmental modelling. In: Proc 5th Intemational IBPSA Conference: Building Simulation 97, 1997-01-01, Prague.

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    Abstract

    If a map of a city is encoded as a Digital Elevation Model, it becomes amenable to image-processing software, such as the public-domain NIH Image application. Standard techniques can be used to measure plan areas and volumes and simple macros can be devised to measure perimeter length and wall areas. A macro for calculating shadow volumes is elaborated for the simulation of solar gains and daylight, including indirect lighting, leading to the possibility of an image-based urban-scale environmental model.

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    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
    CreatorsRichens, P.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code11385

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