Accession Number : AD0755531

Title :   Terrain Factor Analysis and Automatic Color Coded Mapping Utilizing the IDECS (Image Discrimination, Enhancement, Combination and Sampling).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV/CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Currier,Philip

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The report describes a technique for automatic generation of color-coded maps which define the amount of time required to construct a military airfield. The input data is a set of terrain factors in overlay form and the technique relies upon the use of the IDECS System (Image Discrimination, Enhancement, Combination and Sampling) of the Center for Research, Inc., University of Kansas. The color-coded map is generated by a PDP-15/20 computer which reads the terrain factors which have been previously stored on the IDECS disc, and applies them to a model in memory which calculates the amount of time for the airfield construction on a point by point basis. The computer then sorts the output into preselected time intervals and writes them on a digital disc. The appropriate disc channels are then displayed via the IDECS on a color television monitor for viewing as a composite color map. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING), (*AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, *PHOTOGRAMMETRY), (*TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE, *RADAR), MAPPING, PHOTOGRAPHY, MAPS, VIDICONS, VIDEO INTEGRATION, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, COLORS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE