Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Geomatics Trondheim

Some examples on Cartographic related research at Geomatics group the last years:

Creating better maps of the subsurface

Due to complicated geological structure, geological information are difficult to understand for “then man in the street”. At the same time there are societal and environmental benefits of making geological information easier to use. This project investigates the use of graphics for communicating information about sub-urban geology to non-geologists.

(Big) Open Geospatial Data Management

Open geospatial data volume increases because of release of gvernmental data, VGI, Crowdsoucing etc. This project investigates how to apply techniques from open geospatial data in traditional geospatial data management. Creation, validation and verification of data are studied, as well as techniques as Micro-tasking. Another, related question is how changes can be handled in open geospatial data. Automatic detection of changes, and distribution of changes are central topics.

Masemaps in map mashups

What kind of basemap is best to use when conveying information through a map mashup? This question is researched by using a web-based experiment.

Detecting map objects from aerial images by the use of deep learning

In this project data from the large scale primary data in Norway, Felles KartBase (FKB), are used together with aerial images inorder to “learn” a computer to select the map objects itself. Image segmentation by deep learning is tested.



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