AMS Workshop by Thomas H. Kolbe: Smarter urban applications with 3D

How can we use 3D geoinformation to improve our urban areas? And how can different initiatives work together in doing so? To explore potential collaborations between projects and researches concerning 3D geoinformation, AMS is hosting a workshop led by Thomas H. Kolbe – one of the masterminds behind CityGML – on 15 March.

There are multiple plans and projects working on a 3D geoinformation infrastructure for urban applications. This session offers different initiatives an opportunity to present their research or project and share their experiences and developments in order to to explore potential collaborations.

About Thomas H. Kolbe
As the co-creator of the international standard CityGML and Berlin’s amazing 3D City Map, Professor Thomas H. Kolbe is the world’s frontrunner when it comes down to 3D information systems. Next to his Professorship at the Technical Unversity of Munich’s Geoinformation chair, he’s currently Visiting Professor at TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

The presentation session (10:00-14:00) is open. If you would like to attend, please send an email to Margo van der Helm:

Preliminary programme
9:30 Coffee and tea

– Welcome by Jantien Stoter Principal Investigator AMS Institute
Smart District Data Infrastructure, Professor Thomas H. Kolbe, TU Munich
3D Amsterdam, Caspar Coopmans and Arris Oliemans, Datalab Amsterdam
– 3D geoinformation for urban applications in Amsterdam, Jantien Stoter, TU Delft & AMS Institute

11:00 Coffee and tea break

– AMS project: 3D for pollutant simulation, Hugo Ledoux, 3D geoinformation TU Delft (with virtualcity SYSTEMS, and municipality of Amsterdam)
3D data infrastructure for urban applications (Digital Cities), Claus Nagel, Virtualcity SYSTEMS
– 3D Smart City initiatives, Geodan, speaker yet to be announced

12:30 Lunch break

13:15 – 14:00
National initiatives in The Netherlands
1. 3D information infrastructure NL, Friso Penninga, Geonovum
2. Automated reconstruction of 3D data from existing data sources, Tom Commandeur, 3D geoinformation, TU Delft; Kadaster; Geonovum
3. Virtual model of the complete Netherlands, Marc Post, Kadaster

About the Visiting Professors’ Programme
This event is organized as part of TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Visiting Professors‘ programme. With this programme the faculty attracts internationally renowned designers and researchers to contribute to the renewal of research and education with their outlooks and networks. The faculty invites several visiting professors each year.

About Jantien Stoter
Jantien is full professor 3D geoinformation, at the Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment. Since december 2016, she is Principal Investigator (PI) at AMS Intitute. Her research is ambition is to develop better ways to model cities, landscapes and buildings in 3D to support urban applications. For her PhD (3D Cadastre) in 2004 she received the KNAW Tienstra award. After her PhD she worked several years at ITC, University of Twente (2004-2009). She currently combines her professorship with jobs as researcher at both the Kadaster and Geonovum with the aim to be able to use the practical environment as living lab for her academic research. For her accomplishment in this interchange between research and practice she received several awards mainly on her achievements for developing a 3D national standard which was adopted by the Dutch government. The national standard was the result of a huge collaboration of research institutes, industry and governmental organisations in the Netherlands, initiated and led by Jantien.