Fuzzy Knowledge-Based System for Performing Conflation in Geographical Information Systems

  • Harold Foley
  • Fred Petry
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)


The major advantage of geographical information systems(GIS) is their ability to efficiently manage geographical data. GIS have the ability to accomodate various types of geographical data from multiple sources.. Thus, a challenging problem facing GIS is the ability to effectively integrate geographical utilize the various types of geographic data. The process by which these different information sources are merged in order to yield a more comprehensive dataset is referred to as conflation. In this paper, we describe how a fuzzy knowledge-based system can be utilized in accomplishing this task.


geographical information systems conflation feature matching fuzzy knowledge-based system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Foley
    • 1
  • Fred Petry
    • 2
  1. 1.Xavier University of LouisianaNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Tulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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