Characterization and Detection of Building Patterns in Cartographic Data: Two Algorithms [chapter]

Xiang Zhang, Tinghua Ai, Jantien Stoter
2012 Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography  
Building patterns are important features in applications like automated generalization and spatial data mining. Many previous work has however focused on a few specific patterns (i.e. collinear pattern), while many others are less discussed. This paper proposes a comprehensive typology of available building patterns through the study of existing maps, and discusses their characteristics. This typology includes collinear, curvilinear, align-along-road, grid-like and unstructured patterns. Two
more » ... orithms are presented to detect align-along-road and unstructured building patterns, which are tested against a topographic dataset of the Netherlands.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25926-5_8 fatcat:ruedqb4llfdchgregonjwc6ssu