Integration of 3-D GIS and highway CAD

Qing Zhu, Bo Wu, Zheng Zhong

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For the purpose of promoting the application of 3-D GIS to the highway plan, design, construction and management, authors presented the integrating methods of 3-D GIS and highway CAD. At first, the data integration of 3-D GIS and highway CAD was analyzed; the 3-D route surface model and the 3-D construction solid model were integrated into 3-D highway GIS database. Based on the simplification of the 3-D models, authors discussed the real-time and dynamic visualization technology of 3-D highway GIS in the circumstance of vast database. The architecture of 3-D highway GIS was also presented. Finally, authors discussed the application prospect of 3-D highway GIS for the geometrical route design and the facility management et al.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalZhongguo Gonglu Xuebao/China Journal of Highway and Transport
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • 3-D highway GIS
  • Highway CAD
  • Integration
  • Road engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Mechanical Engineering

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