Spatial Analysis

Automated Generalization: The Holy Grail for National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies?

Automated Generalization: The Holy Grail for National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies?

This guest article by Nicolas Regnauld, Product Manager at 1Spatial takes a look at automated generalization and how this holy grail has come closer for national mapping and cartographic agencies. For generations, the process of creating lower-resolution and smaller scale products from a single high-resolution data source has been a very labor-intensive process. Automation means organizations can do away with interpretation methodologies and so-called “cartographers license”. Automation can provide continuous, up-to-date and resolution-specific digital landscape models (DLM) and style-specific, digital cartographic models (DCM).