Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)

Abstracting Geographic Information in a Data Rich World

Methodologies and Applications of Map Generalisation

Editors: Burghardt, Dirk, Duchene, Cécile, Mackaness, William (Eds.)

  • Delivers an extensive compendium of current research and development work in the field of automated generalisation
  • Employs a sequence of core chapters to  match the different phases of the teneralisation process
  • Offers a chapter on the practical usage of automated generalisation with commercial production systems and open-source systems
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About this book

Research in the field of automated generalisation has faced new challenges in recent years as a result of technological developments in web-based processing, new visualisation paradigms and access to very large volumes of multi-source data generated by sensors and humans. In these contexts, map generalisation needs to underpin ‘on-demand mapping’, a form of mapping that responds to individual user requirements in the thematic selection and visualisation of geographic information. It is this new impetus that drives the research of the ICA Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation (for example through its annual workshops, biannual tutorials and publications in international journals). This book has a coherent structure, each chapter focusing on core concepts and tasks in the map generalisation towards on-demand mapping. Each chapter presents a state-of-the-art review, together with case studies that illustrate the application of pertinent generalisation methodologies. The book addresses issues from data gathering to multi scaled outputs. Thus there are chapters devoted to defining user requirements in handling specifications, and in the application and evaluation of map generalisation algorithms. It explores the application of generalisation methodologies in the context of growing volumes of data and the increasing popularity of user generated content.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Map Generalisation: Fundamental to the Modelling and Understanding of Geographic Space

    Mackaness, William (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Map Specifications and User Requirements

    Balley, Sandrine (et al.)

    Pages 17-52

  • Modelling Geographic Relationships in Automated Environments

    Touya, Guillaume (et al.)

    Pages 53-82

  • Data Structures for Continuous Generalisation: tGAP and SSC

    Oosterom, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 83-117

  • Integrating and Generalising Volunteered Geographic Information

    Sester, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 119-155

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-00203-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00202-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37467-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Abstracting Geographic Information in a Data Rich World
Book Subtitle
Methodologies and Applications of Map Generalisation
Editors
  • Dirk Burghardt
  • Cécile Duchene
  • William Mackaness
Series Title
Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00203-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00203-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00202-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37467-3
Series ISSN
2195-1705
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 407
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 128 illustrations in colour
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