Digital Earth Moving

First International Symposium, DEM 2001 Manno, Switzerland, September 5–7, 2001 Proceedings

  • Caroline Y. Westort
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2181)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Keynotes

  3. Technical Submissions

    1. Craig L. Koehrsen, William C. Sahm, Claude W. Keefer
      Pages 4-17
    2. Alessandro Raviola, Michela Spagnuolo, Giuseppe Patané
      Pages 18-30
    3. Gábor Mezősi, Richárd Kiss
      Pages 31-38
    4. Michael Schoenstein
      Pages 39-42
    5. Thomas A. Hennig, Jeffrey L. Kretsch, Charles J. Pessagno, Paul H. Salamonowicz, William L. Stein
      Pages 65-77
  4. Corner, End, and Overlap “Extrusion Junctures”: Parameters for Geometric Control

  5. Contour Lines and DEM: Generation and Extraction

    1. L. Rognant, J. G. Planès, M. Memier, J. M. Chassery
      Pages 87-97
  6. Modeling of Ecosystems as a Data Source for Real-Time Terrain Rendering

  7. Seamless Integration of New Control Technologies

    1. Ewout Korpershoek
      Pages 112-116
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 117-117

About these proceedings


Digital manipulation of landform is revolutionizing how our built environment is designed and constructed. On a technical level, three dimensional geometric modeling of topography has its origins at the interface of geographic information systems (GIS) and computer aided geometric modeling (CAD): the former with its representations of spatial attribute information with digital terrain in several representations (Triangulated Irregular Networks, contour lines, etc. ); the latter focusing primarily on the parameterization and combination of geometric primitives. The broadening of these two disciplines to embrace new surveying and navigation advances, e. g. global positioning systems (GPS), together with developments in engineering on the application side, are leading to powerful new suites of functionality. There has been a pronounced need for a forum where these traditionally separate parties can interact. These proceedings contain the technical papers selected and formally presented as part of the scientific program of the First International Symposium on Digital Earth Moving, 2001 (DEM 2001) held September 5 7, 2001 at the CIM Institute for Computing Science and Industrial Technologies of the University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI iCIMSI) in Manno (Lugano), Switzerland. It is the first volume published on this explicit theme. Thirty six submissions were received, from fifteen countries, with thirteen select papers and posters presented in the official program and in this publication.


Computational Geometry Computer Aided Design GIS GPS Geographic Information Systems Geographic Visualization Geoinformationssysteme Geometric Modeling Global Positioning Systems Mann Spatial Information Processing database ecosystem rendering visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Y. Westort
    • 1
  1. 1.The CIM Institute for Applied Computer Science and Industrial Technoloy (iCIMSI)University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42586-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44818-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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