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SCALGO to produce nationwide contour maps of Denmark

Aug 17, 2015

The Danish Geodata Agency has contracted SCALGO to produce accurate and cartographically pleasing contour maps for the entire country of Denmark. The maps will be produced from the new high-resolution elevation model of Denmark. The new grid model has a resolution 40cm and contains roughly 260 billion grid cells. The goal is to produce maps that are both cartographically pleasing and have a manageable size, and at the same time provide hard guarantees on how much each individual contours deviates from the elevation model in the x, y and z axis.

This project will rely on the unique SCALGO technology to produce accurate contour maps from massive datasets. At SCALGO we are working hard to bring the advantages of this technology to users within different mapping domains including traditional topographic charts as well as nautical charts.

SCALGO Live rendering a sample of the new contours

Scalable Algorithmics (SCALGO) was founded with the mission to bring cutting-edge big terrain data processing technology to market. The SCALGO technology is based on more than two decades of basic and applied research on I/O-efficient and geometric algorithms at Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO) at Aarhus University in Denmark and at Duke University in the US, in collaboration with industry LiDAR and environmental GIS application experts. SCALGO provides a range of desktop software, analysis and online large-area detailed terrain data set processing and analysis products.