Accession Number : ADA282432

Title :   The New Map Graphics in RSAS 5.0.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Bennett, Bruce W. ; Hoyer, Mark

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The RAND Strategy Assessment System (RSAS) is a global warfare analysis system developed over the last decade for the Director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. RSAS Map has two major objectives: (1) Replace the former RSAS graphics package, Map Tool, with a new package that uses the current display standard (X Windows) and the current communications standard (ToolTalk) to make it more usable and easier to maintain than its predecessor; and (2) Provide a more visual interface for understanding theater military forces and their operations to make the RSAS easier to use. RSAS Map includes several components. The background maps are derived from a map server built around the Navy's Caricature map graphics program. The map server provides an interface. The map server allows the user to choose the area and resolution to be displayed, and can add several features (e.g., rivers) and employ a large number of map projections.

Descriptors :   *TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, *WAR GAMES, *TERRAIN MODELS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, GLOBAL, DEFENSE PLANNING, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, POSITION(LOCATION), KOREA, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, FIRE SUPPORT, COMBAT SUPPORT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE