Automated Analysis of Scanned Ducting Diagrams

  • R. T. Ritchings
  • M. A. Berbar
  • D. E. Asumu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1941)


The study is concerned with the automated analysis of scanned cable and associated diagrams for entry in the BT GIS system used by their Field Service Engineers. The analysis involves two distinct stages: the location of Joint Boxes in the diagrams using erosion/dilation techniques; followed by a novel line-following to identify the connections between the Joint Boxes and the duct end-points. The analysis has been successfully applied to scanned duct diagrams and cartographic maps.


Automate Analysis Distribution Point Median Direction Engineering Drawing Machine Vision Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. Ritchings
    • 1
  • M. A. Berbar
    • 1
  • D. E. Asumu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ComputationUMIST
  2. 2.BT Research LaboratoriesMartleshamUK

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