Accession Number : ADA187978

Title :   The Digital Landmass Simulation Production Overview,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS AFS MO

Personal Author(s) : Halbert, Richard V

PDF Url : ADA187978

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) pioneered in the development and production of Digital Landmass (DLMS) data to support various simulation systems for operational training. A variety of production techniques, procedures, software, and equipment have been developed by DMA since 1977. The Agency is currently responsible for the publication and distribution of product specifications for DLMS data and is also responsible for Multination agreement establishing standardized production and exchange of DLMS data. This presentation explores some of this production methodology. While not an historical treatment of the subject, production and methodology will be discussed in an evolutionary context. Finally, the presentation will explore some future considerations involving further evolution of the production methodology as well as comment on anticipated changes to the nature of DLMS data.

Descriptors :   *LANDFORMS, *DATA BASES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DISTRIBUTION, METHODOLOGY, PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION CONTROL, SIMULATION, SPECIFICATIONS, TRAINING, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, SIMULATORS, RADAR IMAGES, OPTICAL IMAGES, TERRAIN, ELEVATION, VEGETATION, DIGITAL MAPS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE