Development and evaluation of a tangible terrain representation system for highway route planning

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92394
Title:
Development and evaluation of a tangible terrain representation system for highway route planning
Authors:
Makanae, K. (Koji); Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Centre for Construction Innovation and Research.
Citation:
Makanae, K. and Dawood, N. N. (2009) 'Development and evaluation of a tangible terrain representation system for highway route planning', Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 24 (3), pp.225-235.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92394
DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-8667.2008.00582.x
Abstract:
In recent years, mixed or/and augmented reality, which aims to integrate virtual space with real space, has received a significant amount of attention in research and development. In particular, the concept of a tangible interface is an interesting research area in this growing field of study. This article develops and evaluates a tangible terrain representation system (TTRS), a tangible interface that recognizes the terrain in three dimensions and provides a more efficient approach to highway route planning and design. The developed system represents a terrain surface by controlling the shape of a stretchable screen using 64 actuators (8 × 8) and by projecting an aerial photograph on a screen. In applying TTRS to highway route planning, the user establishes control points using a magnetic positioning device and projects the image of a highway alignment on the TTRS. The developed system was evaluated by comparing its usability to an alternative system (virtual reality-based visual three-dimensional representation) using a group of evaluators at Miyagi University, Japan. The article concludes that TTRS is an effective tool for terrain representation and highway route planning and design.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
augmented reality; tangible interface; tangible terrain representation system; highway route; planning
ISSN:
1093-9687; 1467-8667
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 17/02/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMakanae, K. (Koji)en
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17T15:29:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-17T15:29:28Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-
dc.identifier.citationComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; 24 (3): 225-235en
dc.identifier.issn1093-9687-
dc.identifier.issn1467-8667-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-8667.2008.00582.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92394-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, mixed or/and augmented reality, which aims to integrate virtual space with real space, has received a significant amount of attention in research and development. In particular, the concept of a tangible interface is an interesting research area in this growing field of study. This article develops and evaluates a tangible terrain representation system (TTRS), a tangible interface that recognizes the terrain in three dimensions and provides a more efficient approach to highway route planning and design. The developed system represents a terrain surface by controlling the shape of a stretchable screen using 64 actuators (8 × 8) and by projecting an aerial photograph on a screen. In applying TTRS to highway route planning, the user establishes control points using a magnetic positioning device and projects the image of a highway alignment on the TTRS. The developed system was evaluated by comparing its usability to an alternative system (virtual reality-based visual three-dimensional representation) using a group of evaluators at Miyagi University, Japan. The article concludes that TTRS is an effective tool for terrain representation and highway route planning and design.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/02/2010]en
dc.subjectaugmented realityen
dc.subjecttangible interfaceen
dc.subjecttangible terrain representation systemen
dc.subjecthighway routeen
dc.subjectplanningen
dc.titleDevelopment and evaluation of a tangible terrain representation system for highway route planningen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Centre for Construction Innovation and Research.en
dc.identifier.journalComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineeringen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 17/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardMakanae, K. and Dawood, N. N. (2009) 'Development and evaluation of a tangible terrain representation system for highway route planning', Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 24 (3), pp.225-235.-
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