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 City road networks grow like biological systems

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Date posted: 24/04/2008

When creating a virtual city, procedural content generation is of limited use, in creating the transport network. That is, it was.

French Atomic Energy Commission and Indiana University scientists have developed a simple mathematical model that can recreate the characteristic leaf-like patterns in city roads.

They say the patterns evolve thanks to similar local efforts, as people try to connect houses, businesses and other infrastructures to existing roads.

This can be used in virtual environments, to lay out the transportation networks of any virtual city, in a realistic and believable manner.

See the full Story via external site: technology.newscientist.com



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