Volume XXXVIII-4/C21
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 109-114, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C21-109-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 109-114, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C21-109-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 Aug 2011

31 Aug 2011

AUTOMATED CARTOGRAPHIC GENERALIZATION IN ITALY

S. Savino, M. Rumor, and S. Congiu S. Savino et al.
  • University of Padua, Department of Information Engineering, via Gradenigo 6, 35121 Padua, Italy

Keywords: Cartography, Generalization, Automation, Algorithms, Model, National, Experience

Abstract. Automated cartographic generalization has been a challenging research field for over 30 years; nowadays thanks to the continuous research is becoming a concrete opportunity to increase the speed of map sets production and maintenance. As some National mapping agencies are working in this direction, in Italy automated cartographic generalization is still a research field, although recent researches show its applicability to the Italian data models for the production of maps. This paper illustrates how the production of cartography in Italy is organized and the situation of the research on generalization in the country. The paper reports the most interesting results of the research, especially those brought by the on-going CARGEN project, that testify how automated cartographic generalization could play a key role also in the Italian cartographic processes.