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A Conceptual Model for Supporting Multiple Representations and Topology Management

  • Qiang Han
  • Michela Bertolotto
  • Joe Weakliam
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3289)

Abstract

In this paper a joint topology-geometry model is proposed for dealing with multiple representations and topology management to support map generalization. This model offers a solution for efficiently managing both geometry and topology during the map generalization process. Both geometry-oriented generalization techniques and topology-oriented techniques are integrated within this model. Furthermore, by encoding vertical links in this model, the joint topology-geometry model provides support for hierarchical navigation and browsing across the different levels as well as for the proper reconstruction of maps at intermediate levels.

Keywords

Geometry Model Multiple Representation Spatial Object Topology Model Topological Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiang Han
    • 1
  • Michela Bertolotto
    • 1
  • Joe Weakliam
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity College DublinDublinIreland

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