Displacement in vector- and raster-mode graphics

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Either by examining features in isolation or by effecting only a small reduction in scale, attempts to automate cartographic generalization have largely ignored the need to displace line symbols. The few existing attempts to automate displacement suggest that a flexible algorithm able to cope with realistic cartographic applications must treat displacement in two phases: detection and adjustment. A redundant data structure is appropriate, with raster data to detect regions of the map requiring displacement and vector data to shift the features apart. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-36
Number of pages12
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes


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