Accession Number : ADA140215

Title :   An Experimental Video Disc for Map and Image Display,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Costanzo,D J

PDF Url : ADA140215

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A cooperative effort between four government agencies recently resulted in the completion of an experimental video disc containing a variety of map and image products. This disc covers several areas in the United States, as well as selected locations in Korea and the Middle East. The entire process to create the disc covered one year's time. The Engineer Topographic Laboratories (ETL) is presently evaluating this disc and writing the software to control access to it via microcomputer. Copies of the video disc are available for evaluation by interested government, industrial, and academic organizations.

Descriptors :   *Maps, *Data storage systems, *Video recording, Disk recording systems, Laser applications, Information retrieval, Television display systems

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Hardware
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE