Towards spatial integration of qualitative data for urban transformation – challenges with automated geovisualization of perception of urban places
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Urban planning needs to face and integrate ecological, social, and economic aspects of city living. So far, attempts to integrate different urban simulation models into one technical platform have focused on quantitative data. The aim of this paper is to present the preparation for an automated method to spatially integrate and visualize interview-based qualitative data on the perception of urban places into a virtual platform. The Gothenburg suburb of Hammarkullen is used as a case study. Two CAQDAS software, NVivo and Atlas.ti, were tested. In both
software, locations and urban qualities were coded and clustered. Visualization strategies such as information tree structures, geo-coded quotations, spatial word clouds, linked to 2D maps and 3D environments were developed. Results identify the challenges to overcome and show limitations of the software in terms of creating graphs and relationships as well as automated geocoding of data to maps. The project offers a step towards the integration of qualitative (social)
data into digital environments that can be scaled up. By that, it contributes with a new dimension of analysis of urban environments which is necessary for sustainable transformation of cities.

Qualitative data

Digital twin

CAQDAS

Visualization

DTCC

Author

Liane Thuvander

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Digital Twin Cities Centre

Fabio Latino

Digital Twin Cities Centre

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Christoforos Zangelidis

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Digital Twin Cities Centre

Marco Adelfio

Digital Twin Cities Centre

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Vasilis Naserentin

Digital Twin Cities Centre

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Anders Logg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Digital Twin Cities Centre

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

17551307 (ISSN) 17551315 (eISSN)

Vol. 588 5 052041

BEYOND 2020 – World Sustainable Built Environment conference
Gothenburg, Virtual conference, Sweden,

Digital Twin Cities Centre

VINNOVA, 2020-02-29 -- 2024-12-31.

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Other Social Sciences

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

DOI

10.1088/1755-1315/588/5/052041

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