An algorithm for compressing digital contour data

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When contour lines are digitised in a stream mode, excessive data is generated. Some algorithms are needed to remove this excess. In this paper, these algorithms are reviewed and compared, and finally a new algorithm is proposed based on selecting local maxima and minima.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalCartographic Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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