[GRASS-dev] Google Summer of Code Student Project

Daniel Bundala bundala at gmail.com
Mon May 14 19:58:39 EDT 2007

Hello everyone,

My name is Daniel Bundala and I will be working with Wolf Bergenheim
on Google Summer of Code project "GRASS Modules for line
generalization and smoothing". I am currently undergraduate at
University of Oxford studying Mathematics and Computer Science.
Fortunately, I will spend summer at home and not in rainy England, so
I will definitely enjoy this summer (of code)! Anyway, my project is
mostly about implementing algorithmic features to grass vector
library. More precisely, I will be working on line simplification and
line smoothing algorithms. Functionality of this kind is not present
in the current version of Grass almost at all. So i'm really looking
forward to enhance Grass in this way.

Normally, Summer of Code begins on 28 May, but I'm begining in these
days, 2 week before the official start, so I can later concentrate
more on exams than on Grass:). So far, we(wolf+me) have decided that I
will develop one single module "v.generalize" which will contain all
line generalization tools (simplification and smoothing in this first
step). So it will be good building block for other similar tools. One
of the main aims is to implement all standard algorithms such as
Douglas-Peucker algortihm to this modules. But Wolf quite often sends
me a message that he has found/heard about new better algorithm which
could be nice to have in Grass... So, in my opinion, this modules will
go further than only to standard algorithms.

I know that this is not the best introduction, but i think that code
is more important than words in this case...

If you have any questions/suggestions, please feel free to ask.


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