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    Characterising the metric and topological evolution of OpenStreetMap network representations

    Corcoran, Padraig and Mooney, Peter (2013) Characterising the metric and topological evolution of OpenStreetMap network representations. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 215 (1). pp. 109-122. ISSN 1951-6355

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    OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map database of the world. This paper presents an analysis of the evolution of OSM street network representations. Three urban areas in Ireland were analysed where each evolves from containing little street network detail to a highly detailed street network. In order to characterise this evolution a number of metric and topological characteristics were computed. Some characteristics exhibited broadly similar behaviour in each region. This may be a attributed to similarities in the degree of contributor activity and intrinsic universal mapping procedures exhibited by contributors.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: metric; topological; evolution; OpenStreetMap; network; representation; free; editable; map database;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 6571
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    Depositing User: Peter Mooney
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 17:19
    Journal or Publication Title: The European Physical Journal Special Topics
    Publisher: Springer-Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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