COMBINED MODELLING OF MULTIPLE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE WITHIN 3D CITY MODELS AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN CITYGML 3.0
Keywords: CityGML, Multimodal Transportation, Road, Railway, Waterway, Pedestrian, 3D City Models, Digital Twin
Abstract. The development of digital urban twins has led to efforts of multiple cities to gather detailed and highly accurate data on many parts of urban environments, including road and railway infrastructure as well as areas used by pedestrians. This paper presents concepts for representing and segmenting this data semantically, geometrically and topologically ensuring usability for various multimodal applications in the context of digital 3D city models. First, methods for modelling multiple transportation types of several standards such as OpenDRIVE, GDF and INSPIRE are examined, including a discussion of different types of information integration such as functional and topographical representations. Then, concepts proposed to the CityGML Standards Working Group for the CityGML 3.0 Transportation model are presented. This includes detailed methods for modelling multiple transportation modes within a common city model while avoiding redundant geometric representations. A section / intersection concept in combination with links used to model these relations is described. Linear as well as areal models of level crossings, pedestrian crosswalks or areas shared by multiple transportation infrastructure at the same time (e.g. a tramway within a road) are presented. Subsequently, examples and applications that benefit from accurate representations of multiple transportation types are described.