A study on the construction and application of administrative boundary

Yun Soo Choi, Ji Hye Park, Jay Hyoun Kwon, Lmpyeong Lee

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Currently, 1/5,000 Digital Topographic Map covers the whole country with administrative boundary of Gu, while some region has already been constructed with 1/1,000 digital topographic map has legal boundary of Dong. Here, Dong in 1/1,000 scale represents the legal boundary which is used in the address most of time. Therefore, there is no administrative-Dong yet although it is very useful in various fields. In this study, we suggested a method to construct the administrative boundary extending to the level of Dong empirically. In addition, the practical application of the administrative boundary in GIS is discussed. Two methods are applied to construct the administrative boundary to the level of administration-Dong; using the edited cadastral map and the digital topographic map. When the edited cadastral map is used, some problems such as boundary discordance to superordinate administrative area is appeared. On the other hand, using digital topographic map showed simple construction processes and easy connection with other framework data. Therefore, it is recommended that the digital topographic map should be used in the construction of the administrative boundary. It would be useful as framework data in various industries and public operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Issue number2
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2006


  • Administrative boundary
  • Boundary of administrative-dong
  • Digital topographic map
  • Edited cadastral map
  • Framework data


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