Automatic extraction of road intersection position, connectivity, and orientations from raster maps

Yao Yi Chiang, Craig A. Knoblock

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Abstract

The road network is one of the most important types of information on raster maps. In particular, the set of road intersection templates, which consists of the road intersection positions, the road connectivities, and the road orientations, represents an abstraction of the road network and is more accurate and easier to extract than the extraction of the entire road network. To extract the road intersection templates from raster maps, the thinning operator is commonly used to find the basic structure of the road lines (i.e., to extract the skeletons of the lines). However, the thinning operator produces distorted lines near line intersections, especially at the T-shaped intersections. Therefore, the extracted position of the road intersection and the road orientations are not accurate. In this paper, we utilize our previous work on automatically extracting road intersection positions to identify the road lines that intersect at the intersections and then trace the road orientations and refine the positions of the road intersections. We compare the proposed approach with the usage of the thinning operator and show that our proposed approach extracts more accurate road intersection positions and road orientations than the previous approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008
Pages183-192
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008 - Irvine, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2008Nov 7 2008

Publication series

NameGIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Other

Other16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIrvine, CA
Period11/5/0811/7/08

Keywords

  • Raster map
  • Road intersection template
  • Road layer
  • Road orientation
  • Thinning

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