Accession Number : ADA188427

Title :   Soft Maps for U.S. Army Electronic Map Background Applications.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Caldwell, Douglas R ; Scott, David J

PDF Url : ADA188427

Report Date : 21 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Background maps for geographic referencing and situation status have emerged as the U.S. Army's number one requirement for electronic displays in support of operational systems. Analog video, digital raster, and digital vector data all provide viable alternatives for the development of background maps. This paper reviews U.S. Army applications requiring electronic background maps, examines alternative approaches for producing electronic maps, and focuses on the issues associated with soft maps (raster scanned images of hardcopy products). Soft maps are proposed as a method of quickly developing a digital background map product with wide area coverage.

Descriptors :   *MAPS, *DIGITAL MAPS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, AREA COVERAGE, ARMY, BACKGROUND, DATA BASES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, HARD COPY, IMAGES, RASTERS, REQUIREMENTS, SCANNING, VIDEO SIGNALS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE