A collaborative analysis tool for visualisation and interaction with spatial data

Tina Manoharan, Hamish Taylor, Paul Gardiner

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A collaborative virtual environment system is described that is designed to support location-independent shared analysis of spatial data and urban planning proposals. The system seeks to extend the physical workplace of participants into the virtual environment, while preserving traditional textual and verbal communication and cooperation mechanisms. The systems aim is to improve productivity, quality and achieve more transparency in the planning process. The architecture of the Collaborative Urban Planner or CUP system is described and some experimental results that demonstrate urban development control tasks performed within this environment are presented. An application scenario offers a vision of future urban planning practice using CUP. The scenario also diagrammatically demonstrates virtual settings and scenes that could become everyday meeting places for remote planners, architects or engineers assessing proposals and discussing possible alterations to designs. Copyright 2002 ACM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, Web3D '02
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event7th International conference on 3D web technology - Arizona State University, Tampe, United States
Duration: 24 Feb 200228 Feb 2002


Conference7th International conference on 3D web technology
Abbreviated titleWeb3D 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Collaborative virtual environment (CVE)
  • Communication
  • Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW)
  • Data persistence
  • Direct interaction and manipulation
  • Spatial analysis
  • Urban planning
  • Visualization


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