# Covering a set of line segments with a few squares

We study three covering problems in the plane. Our original motivation for these problems come from trajectory analysis. The first is to decide whether a given set of line segments can be covered by up to four unit-sized, axis-parallel squares. The second is to build a data structure on a trajectory to efficiently answer whether any query subtrajectory is coverable by up to three unit-sized axis-parallel squares. The third problem is to compute a longest subtrajectory of a given trajectory that can be covered by up to two unit-sized axis-parallel squares.

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