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Study on design of 3D map symbols
Author(s): Yongjun Wei; Guojie Ji; Suyuan Hou
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Paper Abstract

Because of legibility and directness of 3D map symbols, it can be widely used in 3D visualization system of spatial data, which will serve to improve the acknowledge capability of geographic environment. Based on the theory of map information transmission, this paper emphasize on the categorical rule and drafting law, and a principle of establishing a 3D symbol is presented. The one is that all kinds of spatial feature information which are suitable for description by 3D symbol models have been identified; the other one is that it should be implemented at the viewpoint of computer graphics and visualization. Also basic concept of 3D map symbol model, and the relative between traditional 2D symbol and 3D map symbol is stated. This paper discussed the concept and constructive law, and introduced the principle of it's design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6045, MIPPR 2005: Geospatial Information, Data Mining, and Applications, 604505 (2 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.650262
Show Author Affiliations
Yongjun Wei, Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping (China)
Guojie Ji, Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping (China)
Suyuan Hou, Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6045:
MIPPR 2005: Geospatial Information, Data Mining, and Applications
Jianya Gong; Qing Zhu; Yaolin Liu; Shuliang Wang, Editor(s)

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