Accession Number : ADA309254

Title :   The Conversion of Naval Search and Rescue Output into Vector Product Format.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MAPPING SCIENCES SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Fetterer, Tom ; Shaw, Kevin ; Terrie, Greg ; Mesick, Hillary ; Wright, Johathan

PDF Url : ADA309254

Report Date : 17 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The naval Digital Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy (MC&G) Analysis Program is involved in developing methods to combine Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) standard digital mapping products with other geographically oriented oceanographic data sets. These data sets include numerical model output and databases that reference attributes to specific geographic locations, but have not historically been considered cartographic products. The graphical representation of complex database and model output often speeds user understanding and interpretation of that data. In addition, the conversion of disparate data types to standard and supported formats reduces user training requirements, allows many users to derive benefits from a single application, and reduces program maintenance effort. This project demonstrates that modeling and simulation outputs can provide value-added overlays to standard digital mapping databases.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *FORMATS, *DIGITAL MAPS, *SEARCH AND RESCUE, VELOCITY, CONVERSION, DATA BASES, MAINTENANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, OUTPUT, POSITION(LOCATION), TRAINING, VECTOR ANALYSIS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, MAPPING, GEODESY, LIBRARIES, GEOGRAPHY, OVERLAYS.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Programming and Software
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE