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Title: Positional error modeling for line simplification based on automatic shape similarity analysis in GIS
Authors: Cheung, CK
Shi, W 
Keywords: Automatic generalization
Generalization error
GIS
Positional error
Shape dissimilarity measure
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Computers & geosciences, 2006, v. 32, no. 4, p. 462-475 How to cite?
Journal: Computers & geosciences 
Abstract: Automatic generalization is a process for representing geographical objects with different degrees of detail on a digital map. The positional error for each geographical object is propagated through the process and a generalization error is also introduced by the generalization. Previous research has focused mainly on measuring the generalization error. This paper presents an analytical model for assessing the positional error in the generalized object by considering both error propagation from the original data and the generalization error. The analytical model provides a shape dissimilarity value that indicates the shape difference between the original data with a positional error and its simplified version. This model is able to objectively and automatically determine the applicability of the generalized data for further applications to geographical information system (GIS) problems. It can also deal with a large amount of data in GIS. Therefore, the analytical model presented, which provides a more comprehensive shape measure for assessing positional error in data derived from the generalization, is valuable in the development of automatic generalization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/23375
ISSN: 0098-3004
EISSN: 1873-7803
DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2005.08.002
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