The work of Seine 54 on the shantytown of Nanterre led to a first publication in ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry
As part of the French population census of May 1954, statistical data on the population and housing in the municipalities of the Seine was collected jointly by INSEE and the Paris Region Institute of Urban Planning and Development. Associated with data of different kinds such as vertical and oblique aerial imagery available at several times and 3D models of the IGN’s urban space, an interdisciplinary research work involved the ACP and LaSTIG laboratories of Gustave Eiffel University and the LAVUE laboratory of Paris Nanterre University, with the common objective of exploiting these different modalities for a better understanding of the formation of the Parisian metropolis. The joint use of these data is based on the iTowns web application which is dedicated to the co-exploitation of heterogeneous spatialized data in a 3D environment, providing several paradigms to support their co-visualization and interactions in the 3D environment and through time (LASTIG). In particular, the tool has been evaluated with two use cases involving historians (ACP) and sociologists (LAVUE) on the study of the evolution of the city of Nanterre, which underwent many changes in the 1950s, and in particular on slums, with a view to documenting the history of the latter and understanding the formation and permanence of these places in the current collective memory [Blettery et al, 2020].
Blettery et al, 2020] Emile Blettery, Paul Lecat, Alexandre Devaux, Valérie Gouet-Brunet, Frédéric Saly-Giocanti, Mathieu Brédif, Laetitia Delavoipiere, Sylvaine Conord and Frédéric Moret, A Spatio-temporal Web-application for the Understanding of the Formation of the Parisian Metropolis, 3D GeoInfo 2020 conference, ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, VI-4/W1-2020, Sep 2020, London, United Kingdom. pp.45-52 . link