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dc.contributor.authorKlipsch, Colinen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:32:31Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:32:31Zen
dc.date.issued1993-12-15en
dc.identifier.otheretd-03302010-020314en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41834en
dc.description.abstractMap anamorphosis is the distortion of a map to show graphically the variation of some quantity from region to region. The process of anamorphosis modifies the original map regions, keeping the inter-region topology, to produce new regions whose areas are proportional to their respective values of the relevant quantity. A typical example would be a distorted map of the United States, where each state's area is proportional to its population, yet the states still fit together in the correct way. Such maps, called "cartograms", can provide a good visual sense of where a quantity such as population, is distributed. In this paper we look at five separate attempts to design a computer algorithm for generating cartograms, all of which use triangulation as a basis, and all of which, unfortunately, are unsuccessful. We also examine a working algorithm, in the literature that uses similar ideas in its initial approach. While this algorithm produces aesthetically displeasing results, it may indicate a way to solve the map anamorphosis problem robustly using triangulation.en
dc.format.extentiv, 41 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 29850522en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V851_1993.K546.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V851 1993.K546en
dc.subject.lcshAnamorphosis (Visual perception)en
dc.subject.lcshCartography -- Computer programsen
dc.titleApproaches to map anamorphosisen
dc.typeMaster's projecten
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science and Applicationsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Science and Applicationsen
dc.contributor.committeechairShaffer, Clifford A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWatson, Layne T.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHeath, Lenwood S.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03302010-020314/en
dc.date.sdate2010-03-30en
dc.date.rdate2010-03-30en
dc.date.adate2010-03-30en


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