Development of a hybrid model for three-dimensional GIS

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This paper presents a hybrid model for three_dimensional Geographical Information Systems which is an integration of surface_ and volume_based models.The Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) and octree models are integrated in this hybrid model.The TIN model works as a surface_based model which mainly serves for surface presentation and visualization.On the other hand,the octree encoding supports volumetric analysis.The designed data structure brings a major advantage in the three_dimensional selective retrieval.This technique increases the efficiency of three_dimensional data operation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalGeo-spatial information science (地球空间信息科学学报)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Hybrid three-dimensional model
  • TIN model
  • Octree model
  • GIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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