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Proceedings of the ICA
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Articles | Volume 4
Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 4, 43, 2021
Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 4, 43, 2021

  03 Dec 2021

03 Dec 2021

Large Scaled Topographic Mapping and Issues in Depicting VGI and Open Data

Benedikt Hajek and Karel Kriz Benedikt Hajek and Karel Kriz
  • University of Vienna, Austria

Keywords: open data, VGI, OpenStreetMap, Digital Elevation Model, topographic mapping, contour lines

Abstract. Open data and geospatial data collected by volunteers are nowadays easy to obtain and available with worldwide coverage through projects like OpenStreetMap. However, the use of these datasets leads to new challenges in depiction especially in the field of large scale topographic cartography. In addition to quality research, new processing and depiction methods for integrating these data are emerging. In the course of this work, specific problems of maps based on OpenStreetMap and Open Data elevation models are pointed out and possible solutions are introduced. In addition, a method for the preprocessing of contour lines is presented and the process flow is described in more detail. The goal of this work is to give insight into a toolbox of specially adapted and (semi-)automated methods. In this way, the quality standard of the depiction of topographic maps based on Open Data is to be increased, but also limitations are being shown.

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