Spatial Similarity Relations in Multi-scale Map Spaces

  • Haowen Yan
  • Jonathan Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Haowen Yan, Jonathan Li
    Pages 1-14
  3. Haowen Yan, Jonathan Li
    Pages 15-43
  4. Haowen Yan, Jonathan Li
    Pages 115-155
  5. Haowen Yan, Jonathan Li
    Pages 183-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-188

About this book


How does one determine how similar two maps are? This book aims at the theory of spatial similarity relations and its application in automated map generalization, including the definitions, classification and features of spatial similarity relations. Included also are calculation models of spatial similarity relations between arbitrary individual objects and between arbitrary object groups, and the application of the theory in the automation of the algorithms and procedures in map generalization. 


Automated Map Generalization Cartography Douglas-Peucker Map Generalization Map Scale Change Multi-scale Map Spaces Spatial Similarity Relation

Authors and affiliations

  • Haowen Yan
    • 1
  • Jonathan Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Lanzhou Jiaotong University GeomaticsUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Geography & Environmental ManagementUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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