A buffering based method for fractal dimension of a line feature

Min Deng, He Chen, Zhilin Li

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Fractal dimension is one of key concepts in fractal geometry, and is used as a statistical quantity that gives an indication of the complexity of a fractal or how completely a fractal appears to fill space. Many methods have so far been developed for the calculation of fractal dimension. We propose a new method based on a series of buffering operation. Therefore it is named a buffering based method. In fact, the method is performed well through an experiment, and it is easily implemented by GIS software, e. g., Arcview.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-747
Number of pages3
JournalWuhan Daxue Xuebao (Xinxi Kexue Ban)/ Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


  • Buffering
  • Fractal dimension
  • Line feature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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