Creating panoramic strip format maps using interactive terrain deformation

Helen Jenny, Bernhard Jenny, William Cartwright, Lorenz Hurni

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While digital panoramic photography taken along travelling routes is very popular, digital panoramic strip maps are virtually nonexistent. In this article, we explore the characteristics of panoramic strip maps and provide an interactive method for their digital creation,focusing on the challenge of straightening curved routes. The resulting software Terrain Bender implements a geometric deformation method for 2.5D digital elevation models based on moving least squares minimization. To demonstrate our method, we create a digital panoramic strip map.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGI_Forum 2011: Geospatial Crossroads
Subtitle of host publicationSalzburg, Austria, 5-8 July 2011
EditorsA. Car, G. Griesebner, J. Strobl
PublisherHerbert Wichmann Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783879075096
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium and Exhibit GIScience & Technology/Learning with GI 2011 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 Jul 20118 Jul 2011


ConferenceSymposium and Exhibit GIScience & Technology/Learning with GI 2011

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