Journal article

Cross-Domain Building Models-A Step towards Interoperability

Laura Knoth, Johannes Scholz, Josef Strobl, Manfred Mittlboeck, Bernhard Vockner, Caroline Atzl, Abbas Rajabifard, Behnam Atazadeh

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information | MDPI | Published : 2018


Buildings have a multifunctional character, which makes it hard to define just one model for all their diverse functions. As these diverse functions are addressed by actors of different perspectives and domain backgrounds, the possibility to exchange available building information would be desirable. Two main models for the creation of building information are Industry Foundation Classes/Building Information Modelling (IFC/BIM) and City Geography Markup Language (CityGML). As the importance of information interchange has been recognized, several authors have tried to develop intermediate models for the information exchange between IFC/BIM and CityGML, e.g., the Unified Building Model (UBM), ..

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Awarded by Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by TU Graz Open Access Publishing Fund. This publication was written as part of the industrial dissertation research project "Organizing Large-Scale 3D geoinformation (OLS3D)-Transitioning to geo-enabled IT-content infrastructures leveraging SDI concepts" (FFG-Project 853938), financially supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Research Studios Austria GmbH (RSA FG).