Strain Analysis for Geometric Comparisons of Maps
Authors: Boutoura, C.; Livieratos, E.
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 23, Number 1, June 1986 , pp. 27-34(8)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Based on the plane theory of elasticity a method is described due to which scalar invariant quantities are derived, useful as criteria for the geometric comparison of two maps representing the same area in common scale. A finite element type method is applied in order to compute strain parameters using translational-, rotational- and scale-free coordinate differences of common points on the two maps under comparison. The interest of such a method in comparative map analyses is discussed and an actual example illustrates the whole procedure.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1986