Regular and irregular multi-resolution terrain models: a comparison


The paper deals with the problem of modeling large-size terrain data sets. To this aim, we consider multi-resolution models based on triangle meshes. We analyze and compare two multi-resolution terrain models based on regular and irregular meshes. The two models are viewed as instances of a common multi-resolution model, that we call a multi-resolution triangle mesh. Our comparison takes into account the space requirements of the data structures implementing the two models as well their effectiveness in supporting the extraction of variable-resolution terrain representations.

Proceedings of the 10th ACM international symposium on Advances in geographic information systems