GIS-based Procedural Modeling in Contemporary Urban Planning Practice

Demir C., Koramaz T. K.

22nd International Conference Information Visualisation (IV) - Biomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, Salerno, Italy, 10 - 13 July 2018, pp.553-560 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iv.2018.00102
  • City: Salerno
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.553-560
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The cities keep developing rapidly all over the world. Urban-related disciplines are striving to enhance new theoretical concepts to keep up with these changes. Various researchers commonly claim that the outcomes that are generated with the traditional planning techniques fall short in providing the livability of urban space and the design quality. Unstable structure of the planning regulations causes frequent changes in the tools and rules applied in spatial planning. These changes make it harder to investigate the indirect consequences in the spatial changes that would take place in the cities on the long term. On the other hand, the new information-based techniques are increasingly offering remarkable tools for spatial planning practices. Especially novel techniques in semantic 3D modelling field are offering workflows for aiding the design phase. Procedural modelling steps forward, as quite remarkable outcomes can be produced by means of the operations that identify the small data entries with procedural codes.