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Designing Digital Topography: Opportunities for Greater Efficiency with a Primitives and Operators Approach
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure
  • Caroline Westort, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Conference Title
Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure
Conference Date
June 2-3, 2015
Geolocation
(42.0307812, -93.63191310000002)
Abstract

This paper focuses on characterizing proposed human-built topographic forms and describing them parametrically. Two basic approaches exist for characterizing shape algorithmically: parametric descriptions, which describe discrete geometries, and non-parametric methods, which for the most part work on fields. This paper offers a brief overview of the range of parametric modeling options for topography, a set of criteria that need to be fulfilled for any successful landform design system, and a primitives and operators approach that offers some specific advantages in the AMG context.

Comments

This is a paper from Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure, which can be found in full at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/intrans_reports/141/.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Caroline Westort. "Designing Digital Topography: Opportunities for Greater Efficiency with a Primitives and Operators Approach" Ames, IAProceedings of the 2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure (2015) p. 224 - 236
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/caroline-westort/1/