Design and Implementation of Automated Mapping System: With Emphasis on Image Handling

Yom, Jae-Hong (2000) Design and Implementation of Automated Mapping System: With Emphasis on Image Handling. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis is concerned with the design and the implementation of an automated mapping system. Automation of the mapping process is a major concern in the geomatics discipline as the role of geospatial information is becoming more important in the 'information society'. Automation has been successful in some tasks of the mapping process, whereas it is faced with difficulties in other more complex tasks. In all of these automation efforts, software development is inevitably involved. In software development, software design should be carried out prior to its implementation but at present, software design is not widely practiced by research organisations in the geomatics discipline. Research into systematic design of software for the geomatics discipline will prove beneficial for both the research organisations and the end users in the long run. An Object Oriented software design using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is presented in this thesis for some of the subsystems of the automated mapping system, namely: the image acquisition subsystem; the positioning subsystem; and, the image point referencing subsystem. For each of these subsystems, the domain knowledge and the software implementation aspects were investigated and analysed. Based on the results of this analysis, the software design for the subsystems was produced using UML. The design was then implemented in C++ programming language and tested with practical data. This study concludes that the software design of this study enhances the implementation effort. For example, the same classes which had already been implemented in the positioning subsystem were reused in the image point referencing subsystem with only little changes. It is also emphasized in this study that the Object Oriented design using UML should be used by research organisations of the geomatics discipline. The software design of the automated mapping system presented in this thesis will lay a foundation for further development of software which could be effectively used for geospatial research.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: J E Drummond
Keywords: Geographic information science and geodesy, Remote sensing
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-75906
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 17:38
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:38
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75906

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