Accession Number : ADA140216

Title :   Automating Generalization and Displacement Lessons from Manual Methods,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Caldwell,D R ; Zoraster,S ; Hugus,M

PDF Url : ADA140216

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The US Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories are currently investigating the automation of the cartographic generalization and displacement activities. This long-term effort will be divided into three phases: a study phase for examining present manual and computer-assisted methods of generalization and displacement; a research software phase for selecting, testing, and modifying promising algorithms; and a production software phase. The study phase was conducted by Zycor, Inc. and interim results are discussed in this paper. These include an analysis of generalization and displacement in the manual compilation process at the Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center and a discussion of the importance of understanding manual methods when developing computer-assisted and automated algorithms.

Descriptors :   *Mapping, *Image processing, Displacement, Modification, Automation, Computer applications

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE