Clutter and Map Legibility in Automated Cartography: A Research Agenda
1Touya, G.; 2Christophe, S.; 3Hoarau, C.
The clutter effect occurs when there is an excessive amount of information in a map or when this information is disorganized. Better measuring clutter is essential to improve the quality of outputs of automated cartography systems. This paper reviews some existing methods for measuring clutter from different research communities, highlighting the lacks for automated mapping. Three use cases are presented to show what kind of clutter measures are required to go further with the automation of map design, particularly in generalization, in symbol/style specification and in Volunteered Geographic Information mapping.