Point- and curve-based geometric conflation

C. López-Vázquez, M.A. Manso Callejo
2013 International Journal of Geographical Information Science  
Geometric conflation is the process undertaken to modify the coordinates of features in dataset A in order to match corresponding ones in dataset B. The overwhelming majority of the literature considers the use of points as features to define the transformation. In this article we present a procedure to consider one-dimensional curves also, which are commonly available as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) tracks, routes, coastlines, and so on, in order to define the estimate of the
more » ... acements to be applied to each object in A. The procedure involves three steps, including the partial matching of corresponding curves, the computation of some analytical expression, and the addition of a correction term in order to satisfy basic cartographic rules. A numerical example is presented.
doi:10.1080/13658816.2012.677537 fatcat:kuq2qm5v5jdwbg7zzc45fvh7cy