Accession Number : ADA135835

Title :   A Methodology for Digital Processing of Geographic and Cartographic Data,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Rosenthal,R L ; Opalski,W ; Caldwell,D ; Reed,C

PDF Url : ADA135835

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The application of computer technology to cartography has produced numerous digital techniques that are employed in a wide variety of independent automated and semi-automated cartographic systems. These systems are used by government agencies and private industry for compiling maps and charts. The US Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (USAETL) is testing and evaluating a subset of available off-the-shelf and state-of-the-art R&D digital techniques in an Experimental Geo-Cartographic Laboratory System and developing a methodology for automated map and chart production. The methodology, which is based upon geographic and cartographic principles, is defined and outlined in this paper along with early experimental results derived from the integration of key hardware/software systems.

Descriptors :   *Mapping, *Computer applications, Digital systems, Off the shelf equipment, Laser applications, Automation, Production, Maps, Reproduction(Copying), Data processing equipment, Army equipment, Military engineering

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE