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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(2), 78;

V-Factor Indicator in the Assessment of the Change in the Attractiveness of View as a Result of the Implementation of a Specific Planning Scenario

Department of Agricultural Land Surveying, Cadaster and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, University of Agriculture in Cracow, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
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Received: 11 December 2018 / Revised: 28 January 2019 / Accepted: 8 February 2019 / Published: 11 February 2019
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This paper describes the algorithm of the view factor (V-factor). It is based on an analysis of visibility, taking into account the attractiveness of the observed elements in a three-dimensional space. The results of the V-factor analysis provide input for the decision-making process when selecting the most advantageous planning scenario so that the harmony of landscape and ecological balance can be maintained. The V-factor indicator can be successfully used in the process of spatial planning, in particular, at the stage of determining the parameters of new buildings and lines of sight between planned buildings. The purpose of the indicator is to determine the numerical values for observation points, thus facilitating a comparative assessment of the attractiveness of view available from the special points in space. The analysis uses a 3D space model that includes an integrated existing and planning state designed on the basis of planning scenarios. The V-factor analysis takes into account the distance of the observation point from the observed object, vertical and horizontal angles of observation, and the aesthetic value of the observed object. As a result, an average value of the V-factor indicator was obtained for each planning scenario, which facilitated the determination of the more beneficial one in terms of the attractiveness of view. View Full-Text
Keywords: analysis of visibility; V-factor; smart city analysis of visibility; V-factor; smart city

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Pluta, M.; Mitka, B. V-Factor Indicator in the Assessment of the Change in the Attractiveness of View as a Result of the Implementation of a Specific Planning Scenario. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 78.

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