Mapping experts discuss generalisation technology

May 24, 2002

Brussels, 23 May 2002

Delegates from Europe's major mapping agencies met to discuss the future of automated map generalisation - technology which helps shrink maps to a smaller scale without distorting them - at a workshop in Cambridge, the UK, on 2 and 3 May.

Representatives from seven EU Member States gathered at the headquarters of geographic information company Laser-Scan to discuss aims for the future and identify new areas for research.

The seminar was held as a follow-up to AGENT, a three-year project to develop new techniques for generalisation supported by 1.2 million euro of funding under the information society programme of the European Commission's Fourth Framework programme for research.

The project consortium included France's Institut Géographique National and the Universities of Grenoble, Zurich and Edinburgh as well as Laser-Scan.

Laser-Scan managing director Dr Michael Sanderson said it was 'very exciting to see continued pan-European cooperation taking place - we look forward to seeing the resulting developments.'

For further information, please contact:

Lisa May
Tel: +44 1223 420 414
Fax: +44 1223 420 044

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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