Auto-Carto XII

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Cartography

February 27 - 29, 1995

Charlotte, North Carolina


This volume contains the papers of the Twelfth International Symposium on Computer- Assisted Cartography. The papers appear in close adherence to the order of their appearance in the program, allowing for parallel sessions, in order to serve the registrants and speakers during the meeting well as to serve the wider audience as a contribution to the literature.

Table of Contents


Title Page  
  Computation of the Hausdorff Distance Between Plane Vector Polylines 1
  An Algorithm for Generating Road Center-Lines from Road Rights-of-Way 11
  Pass Location to Facilitate the Direct Extraction of Warntz Networks from Grid Digital Elevation Models 22
Cartography and Decision Making  
  A Case Study for Hypermedia Cartography: Radial Growth in Trembling Aspen at Waterton Lakes National Park 32
  Intelligent Interactive Dynamic Maps 41
  Cartographic Support for Collaborative Spatial Decision-Making 49
Cartographic Generalization
  Measurement, Characterization and Classification for Automated Line Feature Generalization 59
  Multiple Paradigms for Automating Map Generalization: Geometry, Topology, Hierarchical Partitioning and Local Triangulation 69
  A New Approach to Subdivision Simplification 79
  Grass as an Integrated GIS and Visualization System for Spatio-Temporal Modeling 89
  Exploratory Data Visualization for Reliable Integration 100
  Approaches to Truth in Geographic Visualization 110
Spatial Data Representation  
  Handling Identities in Spatio-Temporal Databases 119
  Representation of Continuous Fields 127
  Building an OOGIS Prototype: Some Experiments with GEO 137
  Implementation of Triangulated Quadtree Sequencing for a Global Relief Data Structure 147
  A Multi-scale DAG for Cartographic Objects 157
System Design Issues  
  Improving the Performance of Raster GIS: A Comparison of Approaches to Parallelization of Cost Volume Algorithms 164
  Constraint Based Modeling in a GIS: Road Design as a Case Study 177
  Designing a Flexible Automated Mapping System for Meeting Unique Customer Requirements 187
  National and Organizational Cultures in Geographic System Design: A Tale of Two Counties 197
  Evaluating User Requirements for a Digital Library Testbed 207
Shared Databases and Formal Frameworks  
  Spatial Databases: Developing a Meaningful International Framework for Spatially Referenced Cultural and Demographic Data 215
  Transaction Management in Distributed Geographical Databases 225
  Semantic Net of Universal Elementary GIS Functions 235
  Topology of Prototypical Spatial Relations Between Lines and Regions in English and Spanish 245
Data Quality I  
  Quality and Reliability in Representations of Soil Property Variations 255
  On Uncertainty in Geographic Databases Driving Regional Biogeochemical Models 264
  Beyond Stevens: A Revised Approach to Measurement for Geographic Information 271
Spatial Analysis  
  Map-Overlay within a Geographic Interaction Language 281
  Visualization Support for Fuzzy Spatial Analysis 291
  On the Robustness of Qualitative Distance- and Direction-Reasoning 301
Feature Placement and Data Efficiency  
  Automating Linear Text Placement within Dense Feature Networks 311
  An Automated System for Linear Feature Name Placement which Complies with Cartographic Quality Criteria 321
  Compression of Spatial Data 331
Data Quality II  
  Spatial Simplification of Input Data for Hydrologic Models: Its Effect on Map Accuracy and Model Results 341
  Toward Implementing a Formal Approach to Automate Thematic Accuracy Checking for Digital Cartographic Datasets 355
  Improving Remote Sensing Derived Land Use/Land Cover Classification with the Aid of Spatial Information 363
Late Submissions  
  Automatic Map Feature Extraction Using Artificial Neural Networks 375

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