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2007
Volume 10
Issue 2
Topic:
Geodesy and Cartography
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Dukaczewski D. , Bielecka E. , Bac-Bronowicz J. 2007. COMPARISON OF THE THEMATIC SCOPE OF POLISH AND SELECTED EU TOPOGRAPHIC DATABASES, EJPAU 10(2), #23.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume10/issue2/abs-23.html

COMPARISON OF THE THEMATIC SCOPE OF POLISH AND SELECTED EU TOPOGRAPHIC DATABASES

Dariusz Dukaczewski1, El┐bieta Bielecka2, Joanna Bac-Bronowicz3
1 GIS Department, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography
2 Faculty of Engineering and Geodesy, WAT Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
3 Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

 

ABSTRACT



In 2007 in European Union 18 national topographic databases at the level of details corresponding to the 1: 10 000 (or bigger) scale were identified. In 8 EU countries these databases are not completed as yet. One of the main factors that can slow down its creation is an excess of thematic information. To avoid this problem in the case of Polish Topographic Database (TBD) the authors have compared and analysed the thematic scope of the Polish TBD and 11 EU national civil vector topographic databases with the corresponding level of details. To achieve this goal it was necessary to identify similar topographic databases, to analyse its thematic scope, to create its typology, to analyse the similarities and differences between them and to analyse employed multirepresentation solutions and data exchange scenarios. This paper proposes the typology of 1: 10 000 (or bigger) scale topographic databases. The analysis allowed authors to show the similarities and differences between TBD and other databases, concerning their thematic scope. The authors discuss the possibility of adding some objects into the TBD and to generalize the identified group of less frequently used objects and attributes. To reduce the amount of effort, time and expenditure put into the creation of the TBD they propose to ponder the problem of the completion of TBD using data collected in specialized Polish databases.

Key words: Topographic Databases, Polish Topographic Database, TBD, Topographic Object.


Dariusz Dukaczewski
GIS Department,
Institute of Geodesy and Cartography

email: dariusz.dukaczewski@igik.edu.pl

El┐bieta Bielecka
Faculty of Engineering and Geodesy,
WAT Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

email: elzbieta.bielecka@igik.edu.pl

Joanna Bac-Bronowicz
Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics,
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

email: bac-bronowicz@kgf.ar.wroc.pl

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