Accession Number : ADA135842

Title :   Mapping Applications of Video Disc Technology,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Costanzo,D J

PDF Url : ADA135842

Report Date : 26 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Video discs can store large quantities of analog map products in a compact, nonvolatile format. Interfacing them to microcomputers provides a portable, rugged means of accessing cartographic information. This new technology has many potential applications in map data storage, navigation, training, and decision making. The U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (USAETL) is studying hardware, software, and map design aspects of video discs with a prototype Map Video Processing (MVP) system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Video recording, *Disk recording systems, Maps, Microcomputers, Analog systems, Data storage systems, Laser applications, Television display systems, Computer graphics

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Hardware
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE