Combining Two Clustering Ideas for Typification of Ditches

  • Jing Tian
  • Wen -Yu YangEmail author
  • Li -Jun Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Ditches are important components of hydrological ecosystem and play a critical role in capturing and removing the micro-organisms and pollutants from water body. The generalization of ditches supports the multi-scale analysis and modeling of hydrological and ecological environment that relate to ditches. This paper proposes and implements a new method that combines two clustering ideas for typification of ditches. This method groups the ditches based on the edge-cutting of the minimal spanning tree of ditches, and represents the ditches in each group based on K-means++ algorithm. This study also presents the validation of the method with the experimental data of Guangzhou city.


Map generalization Typification Ditches Clustering 



We would especially like to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments. Work describe in this article was supported by project from the National Science Foundation for Fostering Talents in Basic Research of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. J1103409).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Resource and Environment ScienceWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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