Accession Number : ADA192786

Title :   Development of Automatic Names Placement Software.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 86-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Freeman, Herbert

PDF Url : ADA192786

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This report describes the development of a software system intended to demonstrate the capability of automatically placing geographic names on maps. The system, which is based on the previously developed AUTOCOR and AUTONAP name placement routines, is designed to label area, line, and point features in 1:24,000 scale United States Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Line Graph (DLG) maps using names extracted from corresponding USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) files. The system performs its task well provided the data in the DLG and GNIS files is of high quality. As is to be expected, the system fails in its task where the correlation between DLG features and GNIS names is unclear, ambiguous, or erroneous. The system was developed for the DEC VAX family computers running under the VMS operating system.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *MAPPING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, GRAPHS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE