doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2018-18-1-122-132


A. V. Sender, A. V. Shiyan, A. V. Chirkina, A. M. Chirkin, D. I. Mouromtsev

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For citation: Sender A.V., Shiyan A.V., Chirkina A.V., Chirkin A.M., Mouromtsev D.I. An algorithm for search automation of lighting sources optimal arrangement in urban environment. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2018, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 122–132 (in Russian). doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2018-18-1-122-132


 The paper presents research results on the optimal  lighting  arrangement using the potential of space and geometry in an urban environment. A local urban area such as a city block is selected as an object of research. In the process of the block geometry analysis the required number of light sources and their position with the given characteristics of the sources are calculated. The proposed algorithm is based on the concept of the isovist from the theory of spatial syntax and consists of two stages: visibility map creation and the optimal arrangement of lighting sources. The result of the algorithm operation is an illumination matrix with the optimal arrangement of light sources and a list of their coordinates. The presented algorithm can be used to estimate an urban light demand. The algorithm presented in the paper can be used for design of schematic urban lighting. In particular, it can be used in the early stages of design to assess the project’s potential.

Keywords: |Urban planning, urban design, illumination planning, Space Syntax theories

Acknowledgements. This paper is a part of the research project ADvISE (Data analysis for understanding the impact of urban space design on the social indicators of the city, the project of the Higher Technical School of Zurich). The work is partially supported by the RGNF grant No. 16-23-41007.

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