Introduction Of GIS CUP 2014
Introducing the 3rd GIS-focused algorithm competition, GISCUP 2014, co-located with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014.
The 2014 contest will be about map generalization, which is a very commonly used concept in creating maps of different scales. Map generalization is used in many GIS and business mapping applications for creating maps with as few vertices as possible. The process of map generalization reduces the amount of data that is required on the client to produce maps without losing the general shape of the map.
For this years contest, each team will be given access to a large amount line string geometries that are boundaries of administrative areas along with some point data that is used to constrain these lines. The objective of the contest is to reduce the number of vertices in the input line strings while preserving the topological constraints among the lines and the point data. The submitted programs will be evaluated by the contest organizers on multiple datasets and will be ranked quantitatively based on their correctness and speed.
The first place team will receive US$ 500. Second place will receive US$ 400. Third place will receive US$ 300. In addition to the prizes, the top three teams will be invited to submit a four page paper for a contest paper session to be held at the 2014 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference. These papers will be subject to review and acceptance by the contest organizers, but it is expected that each of the top three teams will have their paper in the conference proceedings, a ten-minute presentation in the contest session, and a poster presentation in the conference's regular poster session. At least one team member of each winning team must register for the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference.