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When spatial data is digitized for use in geographic information systems and other software, information about its original scale, resolution and accuracy is frequently lost. As a result, using such information at different scales and combining it with data from other sources may be difficult. Mapping vector data at smaller than the original scale requires its generalization, which is usually handled by post-processing in ways that are only weakly supported by databases. The models and methods described in this book overcome many such problems by providing a multi-resolution data representation that allows retrieval of map data at a hierarchy of scales, as well as documenting the accuracy of every spatial coordinate.


cartography digital cartography geographic data geospatial global databases map generalization quadtrees spatial database spatial databases

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Hierarchical Coordinate System for Geoprocessing and Cartography
  • Authors Geoffrey H. Dutton
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect Notes Earth Sci
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-64980-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49802-5
  • Series ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series E-ISSN 1613-2580
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 84 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
    Earth Sciences, general
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