Map Data Processing

Map Data Processing

Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Map Data Processing Held in Maratea, Italy, June 18–29, 1979

1st Edition - December 28, 1980

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  • Editors: Herbert Freeman, Goffredo G. Pieroni
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272153

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Map Data Processing is a collection of papers from a NATO study on the same subject. This collection deals with the exchange of ideas and setting directions in research, particularly in pattern-recognition-, image-processing-, and computer-related issues. The papers discuss the usefulness of computer systems in geographical data processing, as well as the viability of scan digitization resulting from improvements in line thinning and vectorization. Automated spatial data integration can also be helpful in analyzing spatial data, data collection, capture methods, and data characteristics. Another paper addresses the application of the 8-point chain-encoded lineal map data to define more accurate algorithms found in many geographical and medical imagery. One paper considers how the same data used in monochromatic images can be realized for full colored, textured, realist terrain scenes. This book can be a valuable reference for workers involved in areas of geography, computer imaging, cartography, computer graphics, and remote sensing.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    A Minicomputer-Based Geographical Data Processing System

    Scan Digitization of Cartographic Data

    Spatial Data Integration

    A Spatial Data Structure for Geographic Information Systems

    Design of a Spatial Information System

    What Is a "Good" Data Structure for 2-D Points?

    Tree Structures for Region Representation

    Analysis and Manipulation of Lineal Map Data

    Representation and Recognition of Cartographic Data

    The Effects of Generalization in Geographical Data Encoding

    Methodological Observations on the State of Geocartographic Analysis in the Context of Automated Spatial Information Systems

    The Transfer of Software Systems for Map Data Processing

    Pattern Recognition Problems in the Classification of Multi-Images

    A Comparative Texture Classification Experiment

    Segmentation Techniques and Parallel Computation for Image Processing

    Map Sequence Processing

    Numerical Algorithms for Interpolation and Smoothing

    Computer Generation of Shaded Relief Maps


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  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: December 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272153

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Herbert Freeman

Goffredo G. Pieroni

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