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The German Cartographers Day (Deutscher Kartographentag) is taking place at INTERGEO conference held in Stuttgart this week.
We will present an update on recent progress in automated cartography in a talk by Andreas Reimer and Maxim Rylov about our latest improvements in automated label placement, which have been implemented in MapSurfer.NET as published as in OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de.

The talk [...]

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Last week our GIScience team member Dr. Andreas Reimer successfully defended his PhD at TU Eindhoven (Promotor: Prof. Dr. Bettina Speckmann, Eindhoven and Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. W.A. Mackaness, Edinburgh).
The topic of the PhD thesis was “Cartographic modelling for automated map generation” and includes a range of fascinating research on cartography, ranging from schematizing and [...]

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We present an algorithm that labels linear features with two matched toponyms describing the left and the right side of a line, respectively. Such a pairwise line labeling is a common technique used in manually produced maps (see Figure 1). The lines differentiate administrative divisions or other geographic subdivisions. The proposed method can be used [...]

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Two our colleagues, Maxim Rylov and Andreas Reimer have received a Ravenstein Recognition award from the German Cartographic Society. Their work in automation of map lettering has been recognized by jury members as a compelling and relevant topic that is undoubtedly interesting to all who concerns oneself with digital cartography. Their considerable achievements are the [...]

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One of the subtasks of automated map labelling that has received little attention so far is the labelling of areas. Geographic areas often are represented by concave polygons which pose severe limitations on straightforward solutions due to their great variety of shape, a fact worsened by the lack of measures for [...]

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The German site “Die bemerkenswerte Karte” (The Remarkable Map) by the German Cartographic Society (DGfK) reports about OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de as a remarkable OSM base map, because of it’s unique combination of high information density on the one hand and appealing aesthetics on the other hand. In particular the high quality automated label placement algorithms implemented in [...]

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If you followed our previous posts (#1, #2) concerning high quality cartographic label placement, then this post is worthy of notice.
Topographic maps are arguably one of the most information-dense, yet intuitively usable, graphical artifacts produced by mankind. Cartography as science and practice has developed and collected a wealth of design principles [...]

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Last year we announced about a significant update of our OSM-based maps provided by the web map tile service OpenMapSurfer. Since that time we made a big progress in improving the overall performance of the service, added a lot of missing map elements (e.g. archaeological sites, waterfalls, highway milestones, building entrances, etc.) and noticeably [...]

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In January 2012 we launched OpenMapSurfer – a web map service with a set of custom layers that are based on geo-data of OpenStreetMap project. The main idea was to present OSM data in a different way by placing emphasis on the cartographic representation of data, namely to enhance the quality of the cartographic [...]

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