Let S be a set S of n points on a polyhedral terrain T in R3, and let " > 0 be a xed constant. We prove that S admits a (2 + ")-spanner with O(n log n) edges with respect to the geodesic distance. This is the rst spanner with constant spanning ratio and a near-linear number of edges for points on a terrain. On our way to this result, we prove that any set of n weighted points in Rd admits an additively weighted (2 + ")-spanner with O(n) edges; this improves the previously best known bound on the spanning ratio (which was 5 + "), and almost matches the lower bound.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2015|
- Computer Science > Computational Geometry