Accession Number : ADA117498

Title :   Measuring the Fractal Dimensions of Empirical Cartographic Curves,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS AFS MO

Personal Author(s) : Shelberg,Mark C ; Moellering,Harold ; Lam,Nina

PDF Url : ADA117498

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This paper discusses an algorithm, which simulates walking a pair of dividers along a curve, used to calculate the fractal dimensions of curves. It also discusses the choice of chord length and the number of solution steps used in computing fracticality. Results demonstrate the algorithm to be stable and that a curve's fractal dimension can be closely approximated. Potential applications for this technique include a new means for curvilinear data compression, description of planimetric feature boundary texture for improved realism in scene generation and possible two-dimensional extension for description of surface feature textures.

Descriptors :   *Mapping, Curved profiles, Curves(Geometry), Algorithms, Linear regression analysis, Sizes(Dimensions), Data compression

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE