Accession Number : ADA193091

Title :   Topographic Support for the Army in the Field.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Opitz, Bruce K

PDF Url : ADA193091

Report Date : 08 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The current state of topographic support to the Army in the field, which has changed little since World War II, is briefly discussed as an introduction to the major changes that are about to occur. Computer assisted techniques for the Corps and Division's terrain teams will be available when the Digital Topographic Support System (DTSS) is fielded. On the reproduction side, a new capability, which will go down to the division level, will cut the time to reproduce hardcopy from days or even weeks to minutes. Products will be produced which are currently impossible to produce. The system to do that, the Quick Response Multicolor Printer, will be fielded with the DTSS. In the future the AirLand Battlefield Environment demonstration program will result in a dramatic improvement in capabilities for the commander to use the environment to his/her advantage. All these initiatives are discussed. In summary, the Army is undergoing a topographic revolution.

Descriptors :   *TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, COLORS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, PRINTING EQUIPMENT, QUICK REACTION, TOPOGRAPHY, ARMY, REPRODUCTION(COPYING)

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE