Virtual city generation for GIS systems testing

Tomasz Płuciennik

Abstract


Geographic Information Systems are responsible for processing and presenting geographical data. Development of GIS systems requires extensive tests based on actual data. Access to detailed datasets is restricted which led to the necessity of replacing them with synthetic data. This article presents extended version of a generator of spatial data layers, which could be used in mentioned tests.

Keywords


spatial data; shapefile; Geographic Information System; GIS; urban planning; OGC web services

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21936/si2012_v33.n2B.179