Terrain Reconstruction from Contours by Skeleton Construction

@article{Thibault2000TerrainRF,
  title={Terrain Reconstruction from Contours by Skeleton Construction},
  author={David Thibault and Christopher M. Gold},
  journal={GeoInformatica},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={349-373}
}
Generating terrain models from contour input is still an important process. Most methods have been unsatisfactory, as they either do not preserve the form of minor ridges and valleys, or else they are poor at modelling slopes. A method is described here, based on curve extraction and generalization techniques, that is guaranteed to preserve the topological relationships between curve segments. The skeleton, or Medial Axis Transform, can be extracted from the Voronoi diagram of a well-sampled… CONTINUE READING
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