Hierarchical Simplification of City Models to Maintain Urban Legibility
Remco Chang, Thomas Butkiewicz, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Zachary Wartell, Nancy S. Pollard, William Ribarsky
Proceedings of the SIGGRAPH 2006 Conference on Sketches & Applications (2006)
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{For 3D global visualization systems such as Google Earth, it is important to be able to render city-sized collections of relatively simple building models at fast speeds without losing spatial coherence. Since traditional mesh simplification algorithms are not designed for collections of simple models, we introduce a method of simplification through merging of similar objects. We incorporate the concept of

Remco Chang, Thomas Butkiewicz, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Zachary Wartell, Nancy S. Pollard, William Ribarsky (2006). Hierarchical Simplification of City Models to Maintain Urban Legibility. Proceedings of the SIGGRAPH 2006 Conference on Sketches & Applications.

@inproceedings{Chang:2006:Simplification,
author = {Remco Chang and Thomas Butkiewicz and Caroline Ziemkiewicz and Zachary Wartell and Nancy S. Pollard and William Ribarsky},
title = {Hierarchical Simplification of City Models to Maintain Urban Legibility},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the SIGGRAPH 2006 Conference on Sketches \& Applications},
year = {2006},
month = aug,
location = {Boston, Massachusetts},
publisher = {ACM Press},
links = "http://graphics.cs.cmu.edu/nsp/papers/ChangSketch06.pdf",
},
}