Laser-Scan’s generalization solutions continue to gain support in Germany and as a result the user base is growing. Another State from the Offices for Land Surveying in Germany has joined a project to use Laser-Scan technology to develop their generalization capability. Schleswig-Holstein joins existing members from Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland, Hessen and Thüringen.
The project is developing a standard software module based on Laser-Scan’s LAMPS2 for model generalization. The generalization starts with the Base Digital Landscape Model (Basis-DLM) (at scales between 1:10,000 and 1:25,000) and derives a coarser landscape model at a scale of 1:50,000 (DLM 50). Included in the project is the extension of transfer facilities using EDBS (Einheitliche Datenbankschnittstelle).
Laser-Scan’s LAMPS2 Generaliser product is based on the results of the highly successful AGENT (Automated Generalisation New Technology) project (Esprit 24939). Combined with the underlying Gothic Object-Oriented spatial database, which manages feature lifecycles, Generaliser can make possible exciting and profitable new automated flow lines for generalization. The AdV project is a real world implementation of European funded technology.