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Simplified calculation of distance measure in DP algorithm
Author(s): Tao Hu; Xian-yi Ren; Yu-ming Lu
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Paper Abstract

Distance measure of point to segment is one of the determinants which affect the efficiency of DP (Douglas-Peucker) polyline simplification algorithm. Zone-divided distance measure instead of only perpendicular distance is proposed by Dan Sunday [1] to improve the deficiency of the original DP algorithm. A new efficiency zone-divided distance measure method is proposed in this paper. Firstly, a rotating coordinate is established based on the two endpoints of curve. Secondly, the new coordinate value in the rotating coordinate is computed for each point. Finally, the new coordinate values are used to divide points into three zones and to calculate distance, Manhattan distance is adopted in zone I and III, perpendicular distance in zone II. Compared with Dan Sunday’s method, the proposed method can take full advantage of the computation result of previous point. The calculation amount basically keeps for points in zone I and III, and the calculation amount reduces significantly for points in zone II which own highest proportion. Experimental results show that the proposed distance measure method can improve the efficiency of original DP algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9069, Fifth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2013), 906921 (10 January 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2051149
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Tao Hu, Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology (China)
Shenzhen Key Lab. of Visual Media Processing and Transmission (China)
Xian-yi Ren, Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology (China)
Shenzhen Key Lab. of Visual Media Processing and Transmission (China)
Yu-ming Lu, Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology (China)
Shenzhen Key Lab. of Visual Media Processing and Transmission (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9069:
Fifth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2013)
Yulin Wang; Xudong Jiang; Ming Yang; David Zhang; Xie Yi, Editor(s)

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