Putting “Grid” at “Ground”: Automated Design of Low-Distortion Project
Track: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Authors: Michael Dennis
The purpose of a Low-Distortion Projection (LDP) is to minimize the difference between projected (grid) distances and actual ground distances. But it can be difficult to design LDPs that perform satisfactorily for large areas of variable topographic relief – or even to know whether a design is optimal. This presentation demonstrates an automated method for design of LDPs that ensures optimal performance in all situations. Creating metadata to allow use of LDPs across platforms is also discussed.