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van Goethem, Arthur ; Meulemans, Wouter ; Reimer, Andreas ; Speckmann, Bettina

Harmonious Simplification of Isolines

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Current techniques for simplification focus on reducing complexity while maintaining the geometric similarity to the input. For isolines that jointly describe a scalar field, however, we postulate that geometric similarity of each isoline separately is not sufficient. Rather, we need to maintain the harmony between these isolines to make them visually relate and describe the structures of the underlying terrain. Based on principles of manual cartography, we propose an algorithm for simplifying isolines while considering harmony explicitly. Our preliminary visual and quantitative results suggest that our algorithm is effective.

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  author =	{van Goethem, Arthur and Meulemans, Wouter and Reimer, Andreas and Speckmann, Bettina},
  title =	{{Harmonious Simplification of Isolines}},
  booktitle =	{11th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2021) - Part II},
  pages =	{8:1--8:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-208-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{208},
  editor =	{Janowicz, Krzysztof and Verstegen, Judith A.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-147675},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.GIScience.2021.II.8},
  annote =	{Keywords: Simplification, isolines, harmony}

Keywords: Simplification, isolines, harmony
Collection: 11th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2021) - Part II
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 14.09.2021
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