Line-division based digital watermarking system for facilitating fair use of small-size vector map content

Takaaki Yamada, Yasuhiro Fujii, Satoru Tezuka, Norihisa Komoda

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As many people use digital maps in the ubiquitous network, facilitating fair use has become a great issue for vector map content. Watermark is expected to trace content and notify contact information to the end users. We clarify the technical requirement for the small size map including several hundred vectors. A line-division based digital watermarking system is proposed by inserting new points that divide a line segment, where the ratio of internal division indicates embedding information. The method is evaluated for surviving daily user's operations and tracing content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-903+11
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1



  • Facilitating fair use
  • Line division based digital watermark
  • Vector map content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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