Laser-Scan wins generalisation contract in Germany

Laser-Scan wins generalisation contract in Germany

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Geospatial experts Laser-Scan are proud to announce that the Offices for Land Surveying of three German States have chosen Laser-Scan technology to develop their generalisation capability.

Generalisation is the task of deriving appropriate data and mapping for large areas, starting from very detailed data and mapping. Laser-Scan’s product will be used for generalising data held in the German standard ATKIS data model. The three offices involved in the combined project are from Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz and Nordrhein-Westfalen.

This project will develop a standard software module based on Laser-Scan’s LAMPS2 for model generalisation. The generalisation will start with the Base Digital Landscape Model (at scales between 1:5,000 and 1:10,000) and will derive a coarser landscape model at a scale of 1:50,000. Included in the project is the development of transfer facilities using a new German standard NAS (Normbasierte Austauschschnittstelle) that conforms to ISO-standards rather than the existing EDBS (Einheitliche Datenbankschnittstelle).