The focus is the analysis Of urban Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) with image processing techniques. A brief review of existing methods to derive sky view factors, building energy consumption and space syntax shows how well established parameters that relate to airflow and dispersion (Such as the height-to-width of urban canyons and the aerodynamic roughness length) can be calculated. Other measures of urban directionality and periodicity, inspired by traditional image processing, are also introduced, such as the Radon, Hough and Fourier transforms and the variance plot. Analyses of three case Study sites in London, Toulouse and Berlin are compared, showing considerable variation in the chosen parameters, Results Suggest that the DEM format is an extremely versatile tool to investigate the urban intermediate scale, allowing analyses that Would be very difficult Or impossible to carry Out using traditional vectorial models.

Urban Texture Analysis with image processing techniques: winds and dispersion / RATTI C; S. DI SABATINO; R. BRITTER. - In: THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0177-798X. - STAMPA. - 84:(2006), pp. 77-90. [10.1007/s00704-005-0146-z]

Urban Texture Analysis with image processing techniques: winds and dispersion

DI SABATINO, SILVANA;
2006

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The focus is the analysis Of urban Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) with image processing techniques. A brief review of existing methods to derive sky view factors, building energy consumption and space syntax shows how well established parameters that relate to airflow and dispersion (Such as the height-to-width of urban canyons and the aerodynamic roughness length) can be calculated. Other measures of urban directionality and periodicity, inspired by traditional image processing, are also introduced, such as the Radon, Hough and Fourier transforms and the variance plot. Analyses of three case Study sites in London, Toulouse and Berlin are compared, showing considerable variation in the chosen parameters, Results Suggest that the DEM format is an extremely versatile tool to investigate the urban intermediate scale, allowing analyses that Would be very difficult Or impossible to carry Out using traditional vectorial models.
2006
Urban Texture Analysis with image processing techniques: winds and dispersion / RATTI C; S. DI SABATINO; R. BRITTER. - In: THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0177-798X. - STAMPA. - 84:(2006), pp. 77-90. [10.1007/s00704-005-0146-z]
RATTI C; S. DI SABATINO; R. BRITTER
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