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Hi all,

I've been lurking here for quite a while.

Like to share a preliminary output of our ESRI ArcGis based UM-DE01 (United Maps Germany, r1):
http://unitedmaps.ne...on-Hamburg.html

(same at Picasa, easier to view maybe: http://picasaweb.goo...eat=directlink)

We're well aware of some flaws.

Anyway: what do you think?
Feedback warmly welcome.

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Hello Stefan,

Attached File  090903_um_hh_15.png   532.32KB   104 downloads

We've built some ArcGIS tools which automatically process (see image):

1) Line transitions

2) Line ends

As well as some tools to handle other similar situations (not shown)

-Line Over-/Underpasses

-Roundabouts

-...

swisstopo is currently using these tools. Maybe we should show you these sometime?

Best regards,

-Cory (ESRI DE/CH)

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Oh yes!
Please contact me via knecht@unitedmaps.net - we're definitely interested!

-sk.

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Hello Stefan,

Attached File  090903_um_hh_15.png   532.32KB   104 downloads

We've built some ArcGIS tools which automatically process (see image):

1) Line transitions

2) Line ends

As well as some tools to handle other similar situations (not shown)

-Line Over-/Underpasses

-Roundabouts

-...

swisstopo is currently using these tools. Maybe we should show you these sometime?

Best regards,

-Cory (ESRI DE/CH)


Stefan Knecht, CIO United Maps, Munich, Germany.

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We're well aware of some flaws.

Anyway: what do you think?
Feedback warmly welcome.


Well... it depends what your goal is with these maps. I take it they were produced using some sort of automated process? While I understand the merits of such a process, and the fact it can produce maps in a fraction of the time (and at a fraction of the cost) it would take me with a more hands-on approach, I often find that the quality suffers from that.

Still, there's things happening there that should not be allowed even with an automatic process. Text overlapping symbols in a few cases, house numbers touching or crossing the walls. Fix those and that'll be a big improvement already.
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We're well aware of some flaws.

Anyway: what do you think?
Feedback warmly welcome.


Well... it depends what your goal is with these maps. I take it they were produced using some sort of automated process? While I understand the merits of such a process, and the fact it can produce maps in a fraction of the time (and at a fraction of the cost) it would take me with a more hands-on approach, I often find that the quality suffers from that.

Still, there's things happening there that should not be allowed even with an automatic process. Text overlapping symbols in a few cases, house numbers touching or crossing the walls. Fix those and that'll be a big improvement already.



Hi Hans - and thanks for your feedback!

yes, this is automated output conflating Navteq with ATKIS and AdV, german land register data. Overlapping objects are the most obvious flaws - we are struggling with the rule sets to diminish this. Anything from your side regarding lines, colors, strengths of objects?

-sk.
Stefan Knecht, CIO United Maps, Munich, Germany.




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