Latest Headlines

Laser-Scan's Automated Generalisation Project Attracts New Member 03.26.2003

March 26, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
The national mapping agency of Belgium has joined the project to advance the development of automated generalisation.

The national mapping agency of Belgium has joined those of Great Britain and Denmark in a project to advance the development of automated generalisation.

IGN Belgium (Institut G¿raphique National - Nationaal Geografisch Instituut) is the new member of the Mapping Agencies Generalisation NETwork (MAGNET) project which already includes Ordnance Survey Great Britain (OSGB) and Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen (KMS, Denmark).

MAGNET aims to consolidate and extend current generalisation capabilities in line with the business requirements of its members. The organisations involved in MAGNET will drive the development of Laser-Scan's newest automatic generalisation product: Clarity. While Laser-Scan provides the expertise and knowledge to build the technology behind Clarity, the company is relying on input and feedback from the members to make Clarity a truly useful customer-focussed product. The functionality of Clarity is based on the highly successful AGENT project.

Laser-Scan's Senior Sales Executive Richard Heap said:

"We are delighted to welcome IGN Belgium to MAGNET. The Clarity project is already underway and we're looking forward to making further progress with IGN's input."

The first phase of the MAGNET project is due for completion in July 2003 when the new Clarity framework will become available to MAGNET members. Future phases of MAGNET will extend the scope of its intelligent generalisation, and also make Clarity available within a mainstream IT environment.

Generalisation is the task of deriving maps or geodata products at a smaller scale, starting with more detailed existing mapping or source data. It involves exaggerating those aspects that are important for this particular purpose and scale, and removing irrelevant detail that would clutter the map and confuse the user. Generalisation allows a series of products to be produced from a single database.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Surveying Career

Would you recommend surveying as a career to a current college student?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +