Title page for ETD etd-05152002-154424

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Thota, Pramod Reddy
Author's Email Address prthota@vt.edu
URN etd-05152002-154424
Title 3D Visualization of Highway Corridors: The I-77/81 Case Study near Wytheville, VA.
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dymond, Randel L. Committee Chair
Kriz, Ronald D. Committee Member
Pethtel, Ray D. Committee Member
  • 3D
  • 4D
  • Visualization
  • Animation
  • Highway Corridor
  • I-77
  • I-81
Date of Defense 2002-05-07
Availability unrestricted
The application of Visualization and Simulation technologies to intuitively depict, analyze and execute transportation projects is gaining momentum, as advances in 3-Dimension (3D) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies are rapidly progressing and there is an increased need for public acceptance of transportation projects.

This thesis presents a visualization process framework that is applicable to highway corridor visualization, and the I-77/81 Relocation Study Visualization project is discussed along the lines of the visualization framework that has been developed. The changes in the roadway alignment and associated traffic volume and pattern changes will affect the town of Wytheville, both in terms of economy and community development. The goal of the project is to present these visualizations at public participation meetings. Visualizations that have been developed in 2D, 3D, 4D, and virtual reality, will be discussed along with their developmental life cycles and issues affecting their quality.

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