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Book publication from an STSM of the COST action TU0801

"Digital modeling of the impact of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake" is the title of a new book by authors Maria BOSTENARU DAN and Thomas PANAGOPOULOS, published with support of the EC supported Marie Curie Alumni Association, as a result of a Short Term Scientific Mission of the FP supported COST action TU0801 "Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development".

The work "Digital modeling of the impact of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake" (Bostenaru Dan and Panagopoulos, 2014) goes out of the analysis of existing mathematical models for the 3D digital representation of cities. So there are analysed fours such models following a grid of criteria which includes also the link between the geometrical representation and the semantic enrichment: GIS, Google Earth, CAD and Second life. Their functionalities are in dialogue. Also, senses connected to the impact of earthquakes are represented. The goal is to develop a model for the digital representation of the changes introduced by the 1755 earthquake on the urban structure of Lisbon. The proposed model is analysed using the same grid. It includes a didactic component, based on the game, reason for which this aspect of architectural representation has been analysed, digital and not only. Only the urban landmarks drawn on the azulejos ceramics which presents the city before the earthquake are represented in 3D through morphogenesis according to the developed criteria, these being in dialogue with the map, historical and contemporary, which evolves in time during the game. The work presents the concept and the computer code. The work was published at the "Ion Mincu" publishing house and it is available for download over the webpage of the university at


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