PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (4): 401-408.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2016.04.001

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Classification of high accuracy surface modeling (HASM) methods and their recent developments

Mingwei ZHAO1,*(), Tianxiang YUE2   

  1. 1. Anhui Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Integration and Application, Chuzhou University, Chuzhou 239012, Anhui, China
    2. State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Online:2016-04-27 Published:2016-04-27
  • Contact: Mingwei ZHAO
  • Supported by:
    Science Fund for Creative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41421001;Key Project of Natural Science Research of Anhui Provincial Department of Education, No;KJ2016A536


High accuracy surface modeling (HASM) is a new generation of surface simulation method. After 20 years of development, its theoretical basis has continuously improved, the algorithm is enriched, and the application field is expanding. However, a scientific classification system of HASM methods has not been established and this has prevented further application of HASM in various fields. To solve this problem, this article first summarizes the development process of HASM, then according to the nature of given research problems, HASM is divided into spatial interpolation and spatial data fusion methods based on the type of input data. The HASM spatial interpolation method generates target surface according to discrete sampling points. The HASM spatial data fusion method is the fusion of multi-source data that integrates the advantages of each data source to obtain a new surface. This classification provides a theoretical guidance for the further application of HASM. The article also introduces the general steps of solving spatial simulation problems using the two HASM methods, and the development prospect of the two methods is discussed.

Key words: high accuracy surface modeling (HASM), accuracy, interpolation, data fusion, review