A New Framework for the Extraction of Contour Lines in Scanned Topographic Maps

  • Tudor Ghircoias
  • Remus Brad
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 315)


3D simulations requested in various applications had led to the development of fast and accurate terrain topography measurement techniques. In this paper, we are presenting a novel framework dedicated to the semiautomatic processing of scanned maps, extracting the contour lines vectors and building a digital elevation model on their basis, fulfilled by a number of stages discussed in detail throughout the work. Despite the good results obtained on a large amount of scanned maps, a completely automatic map processing technique is unrealistic and remains an open problem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tudor Ghircoias
    • 1
  • Remus Brad
    • 1
  1. 1.Lucian Blaga University of SibiuSibiuRomania

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