A Technical Solution to Allow Off-line Mobile Map Querying of Discrete and Continuous Geographic Attribute Data
Authors: Palomar-Vazquez, Jesus; Pardo-Pascual, Josep E; Sebastiá, Laura; Recio, Jorge A
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 49, Number 2, May 2012 , pp. 143-152(10)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:In this article, a technique towards the generation of hybrid raster-attributes map for use in mobile devices is described. Our solution is based on coding the map attributes within an image using RGB values. The designed coding method enables the simultaneous storage of discrete thematic attributes and continuous quantitative attributes. This approach offers a wide range of possible uses. Small memory storage requirements and the simplicity of the software enable this coding method to be used efficiently in mobile devices without Internet connection. This article describes the basic fundamentals of the coding technique, as well as the operation and limitations regarding the volume of information. Two specific applications are presented: a topographic map used for recreational activities, and a visitor map of a university campus.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-05-01