Algorithmic Implementation of the Triangle Test for the Validation of Charted Soundings

TitleAlgorithmic Implementation of the Triangle Test for the Validation of Charted Soundings
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year2018
AuthorsKastrisios, C, Calder, BR
Conference NameInternational Cartographic Conference (ICC)
Conference DatesJune 18 - 23
PublisherInternational Cartographic Association (ICA)
Conference LocationSozopol, Bulgaria
KeywordsAnalytical cartography, Computer cartography, Data Generalization, Delaunay Triangulation, Nautical cartography, Sounding Selection

The selection of soundings to be shown on nautical charts is one of the most important and complicated tasks in nautical cartography. From the vast number of source soundings the cartographer is called to select all those important for the safety of navigation and to verify the “shoal biased” pattern of selection against the source soundings. A long-term goal of the cartographic community has been the automation of the tasks involved in nautical chart production, including that of the selection and validation of charted soundings. With the aim to contribute to that effort, this paper presents an implementation of the triangle test for the automated validation of selected soundings which has improved performance on the detection of shoals near depth curves and coastlines