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2004
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Computing the visibility graph of points within a polygon

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Computing the visibility graph of points within a polygon
We study the problem of computing the visibility graph defined by a set P of n points inside a polygon Q: two points p, q ∈ P are joined by an edge if the segment pq ⊂ Q. Efficient output-sensitive algorithms are known for the case in which P is the set of all vertices of Q. We examine the general case in which P is an arbitrary set of points, interior or on the boundary of Q and study a variety of algorithmic questions. We give an output-sensitive algorithm, which is nearly optimal, when Q is a simple polygon. We introduce a notion of “fat” or “robust” visibility, and give a nearly optimal algorithm for computing visibility graphs according to it, in polygons Q that may have holes. Other results include an algorithm to detect if there are any visible pairs among P, and algorithms for output-sensitive computation of visibility graphs with distance restrictions, invisibility graphs, and rectangle visibility graphs. Categories and Subject Descriptors: F.2.2 [Analysis of Al...
Boaz Ben-Moshe, Olaf Hall-Holt, Matthew J. Katz, J
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where COMPGEOM
Authors Boaz Ben-Moshe, Olaf Hall-Holt, Matthew J. Katz, Joseph S. B. Mitchell
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