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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 92, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-2-92-2019
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 92, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-2-92-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  10 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019

Application of Method for Calculating Sky View Factor Using Google Street View: Relation Between Sky View Factor and Physical Elements in Urban Space

Shoko Nishio and Fumiko Ito Shoko Nishio and Fumiko Ito
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University, Department of Urban Science and Policy, Japan

Keywords: sky view factor, Google Street View, sky view factor change, zoning

Abstract. We applied a computation method of calculating the sky view factor (SVF) using Google Street View to Shibuya area, Tokyo, for the purpose of examining the relation between the SVF/SVF change and physical elements. The distribution of the SVF calculated by the above method was visualized, and the statistical process showed the tendency of a high SVF in quasi-residential districts and roadsides of high-graded trunk roads. The difference in the SVF change was small at 10-m intervals. The SVF change tended to be more apparent near an intersection and at different elevations.

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