Geospatial and 3D urban modelling research group at the National University of Singapore
We are a new interdepartmental multidisciplinary research group focusing on urban data analysis, geographic data science, and 3D city modelling at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the #1 ranked university in Asia and world’s #11 (QS 2021).
Our mission is to leverage on spatially enabled data for urban applications, catalyse the development of 3D geoinformation in the context of smart cities, make sense of big geospatial data and digital twins in the built environment, and cater to disciplines such as architecture, urban planning, and real estate to make informed decisions using 3D city models and urban analytics. We appreciate the importance of geoinformation powering urban informatics, and put a particular focus on the geospatial infrastructure and technology.
We are involved in several international collaborations such as the World Economic Forum (WEF), the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). On the national level, we have collaborations with Singapore Government agencies, other research groups, and companies.
Our interests and key words: Geographical Information Science (GIS), geospatial machine learning, geographic data science, 3D city modelling / 3D GIS (some people also call them digital twins), 3D urban analytics, spatial data quality and standardisation (CityJSON, CityGML), Volunteered geoinformation (VGI) and OpenStreetMap (OSM), Building Information modelling (BIM), Geospatial data visualisation, 3D underground data modelling, and 3D cadastre.
Updates from our Lab
This article investigates the current status of generating 3D building models across 11 countries in Southeast Asia from publicly available data, primarily volunteered geoinformation (OpenStreetMap).
Our curated inventory of data relevant for geospatial and urban analyses
Novel technologies to connect smart cities
Creating country-wide 3D city models using artificial intelligence
Openings, scholarships, and fellowships
Please check the opportunities page for more information how to join us.
Our education activities
We are involved in teaching master courses and supervising dissertations. Are you looking for a thesis topic? Please check the teaching page for more information.
Our 15 latest papers. Enjoy