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Unit 48 - Line Generalization

  • Author(s): Unit 48, CC in GIS
  • McMaster, Robert
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.
Abstract

This unit focuses on line generalization as it relates to GIS and cartography. Techniques including simplification, smoothing, feature displacement, line enhancement and merging are described, and several linear simplification algorithms are summarized. Approaches for mathematically evaluating simplification are outlined, and justifications for simplifying linear data are discussed.

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