Accession Number : AD0785838

Title :   Fully Automated Compilation of Gravity and Geophysical Maps.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS AIR FORCE STATION MO

Personal Author(s) : Wilcox,Luman E. ; Estes,Joe M. ; Czarnecki,Walter

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A wide variety of gravity and geophysical maps can be produced by fully automated methods. The locations of gravity measurements, gravity anomaly values, gravity anomaly contours, continental outlines, title, legend, labels, and other data to be shown on the maps are computer generated, then drawn by automatic plotting equipment. This procedure is used to prepare charts showing the density and distribution of gravity data holdings, contoured gravity anomaly maps and other graphics needed for gravity data evaluation and mean anomaly prediction purposes, maps of gravity station elevations used as vertical control in topographic map compilation, and maps of glacial ice thickness for geophysical analysis. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Maps, *Data processing, Gravity, Automation, Computer applications, Plotting, Predictions, Geophysics

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE