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Generalization for The National Map

To meet the goals of The National Map the USGS must accept high-resolution data from local, State, and other sources and merge these data into a consistent framework at an appropriate resolution. To the extent possible, this process should be automated, transparent to users, and occur in real-time as part of The National Map Viewer or the data delivery system. Part of this process will require spatial data generalization.


Publications and Reports
Title Size Citation Year
Stratified Database Pruning to Support Local Density Variations in Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset 18k pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., Buttenfield, B.P., Finn, M.P., and Roth, K., (2009). Stratified Database Pruning to Support Local Density Variations in Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. (Abstract) Presented at the 24th International Cartographic Conference. 16-21 November 2009, Santiago, Chile 2009
Stratified Database Pruning to Support Local Density Variations in Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset 117k pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., Buttenfield, B.P., Finn, M.P., and Roth, K., (2009). Stratified Database Pruning to Support Local Density Variations in Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. Presented at the 24th International Cartographic Conference. 16-21 November 2009, Santiago, Chile 2009
Evaluating Generalizations of Hydrography in Differing Terrains for The National Map of the United States 2.2mb pdf file Brewer, C.A., Buttenfield, B.P., and Usery, E.L., (2009). Evaluating Generalizations of Hydrography in Differing Terrains for The National Map of the United States. Presented at the 24th International Cartographic Conference. 16-21 November 2009, Santiago, Chile. 2009
Feature Pruning by Upstream Drainage Area to Support Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset 3.3mb pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., (2009). Feature Pruning by Upstream Drainage Area to Support Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (33) 325-333 2009
An Automated Approach to Compare Generalized Hydrographic Network Features to a Benchmark Dataset 10k pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., (2009). An automated approach to compare generalized Hydrographic Network Features to a Benchmark Dataset. (Abstract). Presented at the Dagstuhl Seminar on Generalization of Spatial Information, 13-17 April 2009, Wadern, Germany. 2009
Intelligent Pruning of the United States National Hydrography Dataset 3.5mb pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., (2009). Intelligent pruning of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 2009
Multi-resolution Multi-scale Topographic Map Design: Toward a New Look for The National Map 1.3mb pdf file Brewer, C.A., and Akella, M.K., (2008). Multi-resolution multi-scale topographic map design: Toward a new look for The National Map. Presented at AutoCarto 2008, the 17th International research Symposium on Computer-based Cartography. 8-11 September 2008, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 2008
Development of a Knowledge-Based Network Pruning Strategy for Automated Generalisation of the United States National Hydrography Dataset 4.1mb pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., (2008).Development of a knowledge-based network pruning strategy for automated generalisation of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. Presented at the 11th ICA Workshop on Generalisation and Multiple Representation. 20-21 June 2008, Montpellier, Vermont. 2008
Assessment of a Rapid Approach for Estimating Catchment Areas for Surface Drainage Lines 348k pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., Finn, M.P., Barnes, M., and Usery, E.L., (2007). Assessment of a Rapid Approach for Estimating Catchment Areas for Surface Drainage Lines. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Annual Conference. 9-12 March 2007, St. Louis, Missouri. 2007
Estimation of Accumulated Upstream Drainage Values in Braided Streams Using Augmented Directed Graphs 204k pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., Finn, M.P., Starbuck, M.J., Usery, E.L., and Turley, P., (2006). Estimation of accumulated upstream drainage values in Braided Streams Using Augmented Directed Graphs. Autocarto 2006, A Cartography and Geographic Information Society Research Symposium. 25-28 June 2006, Vancouver, Washington. 2006
Generalization for The National Map with emphasis on the NHD 10k pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., Starbuck, M., Finn, M.P., and Usery, E.L., (2005). Generalization for The National Map with emphasis on the NHD. Abstract presented at the 25th ESRI International User Conference. 25-29 July 2005 2005
Generalization for The National Map with emphasis on the National Hydrography Dataset 651k pdf file Stanislawski, L.V., Starbuck, M., Finn, M.P., and Usery, E.L., (2005). Generalization for The National Map with emphasis on the National Hydrography Dataset. 2005

Presentations
Title Size Citation Year
Stratified Database Pruning to Support Local Density Variations in Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset 21mb ppt file Stanislawski, L.V., Buttenfield, B.P., Finn, M.P., and Roth, K., (2009). Stratified Database Pruning to Support Local Density Variations in Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. Presented at the 24th International Cartographic Conference. 16-21 November 2009, Santiago, Chile 2009
Evaluating Generalizations of Hydrography in Differing Terrains for The National Map of the United States 10.2mb pdf file Brewer, C.A., Buttenfield, B.P., and Usery, E.L., (2009). Evaluating Generalizations of Hydrography in Differing Terrains for The National Map of the United States. Presented at the 24th International Cartographic Conference. 16-21 November 2009, Santiago 2009
Place Still Matters: Generalizing the NHD by Local Terrain and Climate 2.5mb pdf file Buttenfield, B., Brewer, C., and Usery, E.L., (2009). Place Still Matters: Generalizing the NHD by Local Terrain and Climate. Presented at the NACIS 2009 Conference. 7-9 October 2009, Sacramento, California 2009
Designing the National Map by USGS for Multiscale Online Use 22.3mb pdf file Brewer, C.A., Buttenfield, B.P., and Usery, E.L., (2009). Designing the National Map by USGS for multiscale online use. Presented at the NACIS 2009 Conference 7-9 October 2009, Sacramento, California 2009
An Automated Approach to Compare Generalized Hydrographic Network Features to a Benchmark Dataset 21mb ppt file Stanislawski, L.V., (2009). An automated approach to compare generalized Hydrographic Network Features to a Benchmark Dataset. (Abstract). Presented at the Dagstuhl Seminar on Generalization of Spatial Information, 13-17 April 2009, Wadern, Germany. 2009
Development of a Knowledge-Based Network Pruning Strategy for Automated Generalisation of the United States National Hydrography Dataset 14.5mb ppt file Stanislawski, L.V., (2008).Development of a knowledge-based network pruning strategy for automated generalisation of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. Presented at the 11th ICA Workshop on Generalisation and Multiple Representation. 20-21 June 2008, Montpellier, Vermont. 2008
Assessment of a Rapid Approach for Estimating Catchment Areas for Surface Drainage Lines 5.1mb ppt file Stanislawski, L.V., Finn, M.P., Usery, E.L., and Barnes, M., (2007). Assessment of a Rapid Approach for Estimating Catchment Areas for Surface Drainage Lines. Presented at the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Annual Conference. 9-12 March 2007, St. Louis, Missouri. 2007
Estimation of Accumulated Upstream Drainage Values in Braided Streams Using Augmented Directed Graphs 3.5mb ppt file Stanislawski, L.V., Finn, M.P., Starbuck, M.J., Usery, E.L., and Turley, P., (2006). Estimation of accumulated upstream drainage values in Braided Streams Using Augmented Directed Graphs. Autocarto 2006, A Cartography and Geographic Information Society Research Symposium. 25-28 June 2006, Vancouver, Washington. 2006
Generalization for The National Map with emphasis on the National Hydrography Dataset 4mb ppt file Stanislawski, L.V., Starbuck, M., Finn, M.P., Usery, E.L., Turley, P., and Wilkerson, J., (2005). Generalization for The National Map with emphasis on the NHD. Abstract presented at the 25th ESRI International User Conference. 25-29 July 2005 2005


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