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Line Generalization and AutoCAD Map

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Author(s): Nada Vučetić | Miljenko Lapaine

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 17;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: AutoCAD Map | line generalisation | simplification method | cartography

ABSTRACT
The paper offers the results of original research made on the application of AutoCAD Map in line generalisation. The differences and similarities have been found out between the Douglas-Peucker method and the method of line simplification that is incorporated in AutoCAD Map. There have been also the inaccuracies found out in AutoCAD Map manual relating to the issues of buffer width and tolerance, and the line width before and after simplification. The paper gives recommendations about pseudo nodes dissolving. It has been noticed that AutoCAD Map simplification method is not independent of the order of points. The application of the method is illustrated by an example of coastal line of Istria.

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