Abstracting Geographic Information in a Data Rich World: by Dirk Burghardt,Cécile Duchêne,William Mackaness

By Dirk Burghardt,Cécile Duchêne,William Mackaness

learn within the box of computerized generalisation has confronted new demanding situations in recent times because of technological advancements in web-based processing, new visualisation paradigms and entry to large volumes of multi-source facts generated through sensors and people. In those contexts, map generalisation must underpin ‘on-demand mapping’, a kind of mapping that responds to person person requisites within the thematic choice and visualisation of geographic details. it really is this new impetus that drives the examine of the ICA fee on Generalisation and a number of illustration (for instance via its annual workshops, biannual tutorials and courses in overseas journals). This e-book has a coherent constitution, every one bankruptcy targeting middle strategies and initiatives within the map generalisation in the direction of on-demand mapping. each one bankruptcy provides a state of the art evaluation, including case reviews that illustrate the applying of pertinent generalisation methodologies. The ebook addresses matters from information amassing to multi scaled outputs. therefore there are chapters dedicated to defining person specifications in dealing with standards, and within the software and review of map generalisation algorithms. It explores the applying of generalisation methodologies within the context of turning out to be volumes of information and the expanding acclaim for consumer generated content.

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