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The lettering process, including assigning names to point features, is an essential part of map production. While there have been numerous and varied research efforts to automate point-feature label placement (PFLP), none of them seems to have taken into account the many well-established cartographic precepts for point-feature annotation used by human cartographers. As a result, [...]

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OSM data have no compilation scale information, so we (Chris Kempf, Pascal Neis, Max Rylov and Andreas Reimer) found an efficient way to calculate scale equivalencies for residential areas.
While the paper with the description of our linear-time method is under review, please do check out the visualized results!
http://openmapsurfer.uni-hd.de/scale-determinator.html

Note: the tile server for the results needs [...]

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The digital version of the exhipition from the Dagstuhl seminar
“Drawing Graphs and Maps with Curves”
is online. It fields several cartographic as well as algorithmic contributions by members of our working group.
http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/about-dagstuhl/kunst/bending-reality/

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April Activites Redux

A. Reimer was holding up the HD-Banner at a recent Dagstuhl Seminar:
Not everyone was working on subway map automation, but most attendees had worked on graph or network simplification of one kind or the other.
The Seminar was very productive and we heeded Dagstuhl’s motto
The group I was part of made good inroads at modelling and [...]

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