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Road displacement model based on structural mechanics
Author(s): Xiuqin Lu; Qingsheng Guo; Yi Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Spatial conflict resolution is an important part of cartographic generalization, and it can deal with the problems of having too much information competing for too little space, while feature displacement is a primary operator of map generalization, which aims at resolving the spatial conflicts between neighbor objects especially road features. Considering the road object, this paper explains an idea of displacement based on structural mechanics. In view of spatial conflict problem after road symbolization, it is the buffer zones that are used to detect conflicts, then we focus on each conflicting region, with the finite element method, taking every triangular element for analysis, listing stiffness matrix, gathering system equations and calculating with iteration strategy, and we give the solution to road symbol conflicts. Being like this until all the conflicts in conflicting regions are solved, then we take the whole map into consideration again, conflicts are detected by reusing the buffer zones and solved by displacement operator, so as to all of them are handled.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6420, Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science, 64200U (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.712903
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Xiuqin Lu, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Qingsheng Guo, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yi Zhang, Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6420:
Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science
Jianya Gong; Jingxiong Zhang, Editor(s)

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