Geographical Database Watermarking by Polygon Elongation (Technical Report)

Abstract : Due to the ease of digital copy, watermarking is crucial to protect the intellectual property of rights owners. We propose an effective watermarking method for vectorial geographical databases, with the focus on the buildings layer. Embedded watermarks survive common geographical filters, including the essential squaring and simplification transformations, as well as deliberate removal attempts, e.g. by noise addition, cropping or over-watermarking. The impact on the quality of the datasets, defined as a composition of point accuracy and angular quality, is assessed through an extensive series of experiments. Our method is based on a quantization of the distance between the centroid of the building and its extremal vertex according to its orientation.
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Julien Lafaye, Jean Béguec, David Gross-Amblard, Anne Ruas. Geographical Database Watermarking by Polygon Elongation (Technical Report). 2007. ⟨hal-00137956⟩



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