Friday, August 8, 2008
3D Multinodal Routing Application
Was tasked to build a Flex based 3D multi-nodal routing application for ESRI's International User Conference. Check out it here. The application enables the user to select a starting and ending room, then an optimized route is calculated using an ArcGIS GeoProcess task. The returned features are rendered in 3D and symbolized based on the floor level and the transition type, such as escalator, stairs or elevator. The floor and room outlines are derived from embedded shapefiles. I used Papervision3D for the the 3D rendering. Though this was my first time dabbling with Papervision, the learning curve was easy and having access to the source code made it more approachable.