3D Mesh Reduction:

http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~melax/polychop/ (!!! includes source code)
http://research.microsoft.com/~hoppe/ (hoppe is involved with progressive mesh red. etc.)
http://www.cs.unc.edu/~geom/envelope.html (simplification envelopes)
http://www9.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/ger/research/model/meshdec/  
http://meru.cecs.missouri.edu/mvl/flyby/simplification/  
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/people/peter.lindstrom/  
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sowen/keyindex.html
(interesting summary of many gfx-publications)
   

A Survey and Evaluation of Mesh Reduction Techniques. Burkhard Wuensche, Proceedings of IVCNZ '98, Auckland University, Auckland, November 1998,

pages 393-398

M. A. Khan, , and Judy M. Vance. A mesh reduction approach to parametric surface polygonization. In 1995 ASME Design Automation Conf. Proc., volume DE-82, pages 41-48, Boston, MA, September 1995.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/garland/www/multires/bib.html


2D Mesh Reduction (mainly used for terrain maps/advanced imaging):
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http://king.ticam.utexas.edu/CCV/projects/VisualEyes/visualization/reduction
/meshreduction.html
http://iristown.engr.utk.edu/~yiyong/reduceMesh/reduceMesh.html
http://marathon.csee.usf.edu/range/seg-comp/results.html
http://trurl.npac.syr.edu/screendumps/gis/cross.html


The following is from the one and only "comp.graphics.algorithms.faq"
(e.g.
http://shannon.co.it.pt/~lcruz/documents/comp.graphics.algorithms.faq.html)


Subject 5.15: How do I optimize/simplify a 3D polygon mesh

References:
"Mesh Optimization" Hoppe, DeRose Duchamp, McDonald, Stuetzle,
ACM COMPUTER GRAPHICS Proceedings, Annual Conference Series, 1993.

"Re-Tiling Polygonal Surfaces",
Greg Turk, ACM Computer Graphics, 26, 2, July 1992

"Decimation of Triangle Meshes", Schroeder, Zarge, Lorensen,
ACM Computer Graphics, 26, 2 July 1992

"Simplification of Objects Rendered by Polygonal Approximations",
Michael J. DeHaemer, Jr. and Michael J. Zyda, Computer & Graphics,
Vol. 15, No. 2, 1991, Great Britain: Pergamon Press, pp. 175-184.

"Topological Refinement Procedures for Triangular Finite Element
Procedures", S. A. Cannan, S. N. Muthukrishnan and R. P. Phillips,
Engineering With Computers, No. 12, p. 243-255, 1996.

"Progressive Meshes", Hoppe, SIGGRAPH 96,
http://research.microsoft.com/~hoppe/siggraph96pm/paper.htm


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