Bailang Yu

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As an important component of urban vegetation, street trees play an important role in maintenance of environmental quality, aesthetic beauty of urban landscape, and social service for inhabitants. Acquiring accurate and up-to-date inventory information for street trees is required for urban horticultural planning, and municipal urban forest management. This(More)
—The effective representation of thematic data in 3D GIS can not only visualize tabular data intuitively in 3D environment, but also enable users to analyze thematic data directly on 3D GIS platform, thereby facilitating the decision making process. This paper proposes a method for representing thematic data in 3D GIS. Three steps are included in the(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) GIS is gaining more and more acceptance among both scientists and the general public. Though powerful in data visualization, 3D GIS is comparatively weak in geospatial analysis. In order to enhance 3D GIS's analysis capability, we present an approach for integrating geospatial processing services into 3D GIS. The architecture of our(More)
This paper presents a collaborative 3D GIS to support public participation. Realizing that public-involved decision-making is often a multistage process, the proposed system is designed to provide coherent support for collaborations in the different stages. We differentiate ubiquitous participation and intensive participation and identify their suitable(More)
Urban areas of interest (AOI) refer to the regions within an urban environment that attract people's attention. Such areas often have high exposure to the general public, and receive a large number of visits. As a result, urban AOI can reveal useful information for city planners, transportation analysts, and location-based service providers to plan new(More)
Solar energy, as a clean and renewable resource is becoming increasingly important in the global context of climate change and energy crisis. Utilization of solar energy in urban areas is of great importance in urban energy planning, environmental conservation, and sustainable development. However, available spaces for solar panel installation in cities are(More)
Spurious change is a common problem in urban vegetation change detection by using multi-temporal remote sensing images of high resolution. This usually results from the false-absent and false-present vegetation patches in an obscured and/or shaded scene. The presented approach focuses on object-based change detection with joint use of spatial and spectral(More)
—Traditional data collection methods for geological investigation, profile measurement, and other field survey in the research community of geosciences are generally based on the manual measuring and recording by the investigators. The most popular " instruments " used in the traditional survey are pencils as well as printed hard copy charts. The methods(More)