Meshes Preserving Minimum Feature Size

  • Greg Aloupis
  • Erik D. Demaine
  • Martin L. Demaine
  • Vida Dujmović
  • John Iacono
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7579)


The minimum feature size of a planar straight-line graph is the minimum distance between a vertex and a nonincident edge. When such a graph is partitioned into a mesh, the degradation is the ratio of original to final minimum feature size. For an n-vertex input, we give a triangulation (meshing) algorithm that limits degradation to only a constant factor, as long as Steiner points are allowed on the sides of triangles. If such Steiner points are not allowed, our algorithm realizes \(\ensuremath{O}(\lg n)\) degradation. This addresses a 14-year-old open problem by Bern, Dobkin, and Eppstein.


Feature Size Steiner Point Linear Number Interior Face Minimum Feature Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Greg Aloupis
    • 1
  • Erik D. Demaine
    • 2
  • Martin L. Demaine
    • 2
  • Vida Dujmović
    • 3
  • John Iacono
    • 4
  1. 1.Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  4. 4.Polytechnic Institute of New York UniversityBrooklynUSA

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