Pixel Databases

Besides vector databases, WallMan can also handle pixel databases. They are mostly used for topographical maps but sometimes for building databases, too. Some database providers offer urban building databases in pixel and vector format whereas the vector format is normally more expensive.

Figure 1. Pixel databases – buildings (left) and topography (right).

WallMan can convert a building pixel database to a vector database, this is mandatory to use the database for computations with WinProp. Topographical databases can be used in combination with an urban vector database.