Recognition of Connective Relationship among House Blocks from House Maps

  • Takamasa Shimasaki
  • Toyohid Watanab
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1941)


In this paper, we propose an experimental method to recognize connective relationships among house blocks in house maps. In house maps, some geometric constraints are imposed on the configuration among neighboring house blocks, but the connective structures are varied. Thus, it is very difficult to distinguish the constructive relationships among individual house blocks. To cope with this difficulty, we use not only block lines but also block areas, which are composed of connective background pixels in house map images. This paper describes our recognition method and evaluates the effectiveness through experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takamasa Shimasaki
    • 1
  • Toyohid Watanab
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information ngineeringGraduate School of Engineering, Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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