, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 513-535,
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Date: 25 Oct 2012

The effect of the distribution of measurement points around the node on the accuracy of interpolation of the digital terrain model

Abstract

Contemporary land information systems allow the generation of models of numerical surfaces by applying a number of interpolation algorithms. The appropriate selection of measurement points included in the calculations is one of the key factors influencing the quality and accuracy of interpolation. Properly selected points contribute to improving the accuracy of the generated surface models and to shortening the computation process. This paper analyzes the effect of the location and density of measurement points on the accuracy of interpolation surfaces in view of the morphological differentiation of the generated models.