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Proceedings IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (1992)
Palm Springs, CA, USA
Nov. 30, 1992 to Dec. 2, 1992
ISBN: 0-8186-2840-5
pp: 46-55
B. Lauterbach , Bremen Univ., Germany
N. Ebi , Bremen Univ., Germany
P. Besslich , Bremen Univ., Germany
A system for automatic data acquisition from topographic maps (PROMAP-Processing of Maps) is presented. Maps are an important source of information for efficient spatial data evaluation using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). At present a lot of relevant maps have still to be digitized manually, which is a time-consuming and error-prone process. To improve the situation, the authors developed the PROMAP-system which incorporates adequate image analyzing methods. The system is capable of generating a symbolic description of the map contents that may be imported into a GIS (e.g. ARC/INFO).<>
data acquisition, geographic information systems, topography (Earth)

B. Lauterbach, N. Ebi and P. Besslich, "PROMAP-a system for analysis of topographic maps," Proceedings IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision(ACV), Palm Springs, CA, USA, , pp. 46-55.
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