Accession Number : ADA182626

Title :   Terrain Software Conversion.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Jul 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY TRADOC ANALYSIS COMMAND FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Kaeding,R H

PDF Url : ADA182626

Report Date : 29 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In 1979, CASAA (now TRAC-FLVN) contracted BDM Corporation to produce a terrain data base for the Corps Battle Game (predecessor to CORDIVEM). Under the terms of this contract, BDM was to produce digitized terrain data, LOC and hydrography nets for virtually all of Germany. Shortly thereafter Data Management personnel developed software on a Tektronix 4027 terminal which utilized its graphics capability to allow display and modification of the data. Currently, TRAC-FLVN's primary graphics hardware is the Ramtek 9400 series accessed through any of several VAX computers in-house. This document provides a brief history, identifies the capabilities, and outlines execution procedures for terrain data display and modification software originally written for Tektronix 4027 hardware. Conversion to a VAX/Ramtek environment and several capabilities enhancements are described, as well as procedures for executing the new package.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *DIGITAL MAPS, DATA DISPLAYS, DATA MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), GRAPHICS, HYDROGRAPHY, MODIFICATION, NETS, TERRAIN, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, CONVERSION, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE