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Recent Advances in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning
This paper presents a second version of the 3DSkyView extension. The purpose of that extension was to implement a calculation algorithm for assessment and visualization of sky view factors (SVF) by means of tools available in a Geographical Information System (GIS). The sky view factor is a thermal and geometric parameter pointed out in the specialized literature as one of the main causes of urban heat islands. A 3D-GIS is a powerful tool for reaching the goal of this research because it allowsdoi:10.1007/1-4020-2409-6_21 fatcat:yxx6ckpxpzb4lmjzk3lu3ki2vi