Automatic generation of the axial lines of urban environments to capture what we perceive

  title={Automatic generation of the axial lines of urban environments to capture what we perceive},
  author={B. Jiang and Xintao Liu},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
  pages={545 - 558}
  • B. Jiang, Xintao Liu
  • Published 2010
  • Geography, Computer Science
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
Based on the concepts of isovists and medial axes, we developed a set of algorithms that can automatically generate axial lines for representing individual linearly stretched parts of open space of an urban environment. Open space is the space between buildings where people can freely move around. The generation of the axial lines has been a key aspect of space syntax research, conventionally relying on hand-drawn axial lines of an urban environment, often called axial map, for urban… Expand
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