Accession Number : ADA186281

Title :   Tactical Use of Digitized Maps.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gaffney, Steven J ; Daly, James E

PDF Url : ADA186281

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine the problems and possibilities of developing a digitized mapping system for the ground tactical commander. The specific tactical units targeted were the Marine Infantry regiment and below. Particular emphasis was placed on the microcomputer as the implementation hardware. A review of the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) databases was conducted and related Department of Defense programs were studied. to develop insights and to provide a graphical tool for understanding the problems of a digitized mapping system, a Prototype was developed. It was determined that current microcomputer technology and DMA data bases provide the capability to develop and field an adequate, if not optimum, digitized mapping system.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL MAPS, *MICROCOMPUTERS, DATA BASES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GRAPHICS, GROUND LEVEL, INFANTRY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, OPTIMIZATION, REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE, MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS, TERRAIN, FIELD EQUIPMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE