Accession Number : ADA311630

Title :   MAP Project, Multimedia Access Prototype (MAP) Project.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Sep 94-1 Apr 96,

Corporate Author : APPLIED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT INST OMEHA NE

Personal Author(s) : Perry, Douglas J.

PDF Url : ADA311630

Report Date : 01 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The Multimedia Access Project (MAP) project was the result of a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency. The project created a user-friendly, multimedia-based prototype that increased accessibility to the government's geographic information databases. The project was a test bed evaluation of distributed and collaborative access to open source government information. The results of the initial test bed evaluation were to assess and validate likely standards for use in DoD, government, public and commercial services. The following are the stated objectives for this project: (1) Provide information technology support to government agencies for crisis planning applications. (2) Provide the AIM Institute with the local infrastructure required to participate in the National Information Infrastructure (NII). (3) Deploy new technologies for presenting selected geographic data in a multimedia presentation format. (4) Distribute the geographic information over a broadband network to a substantial population. (5) Assess and validate likely standards for use in DoD, government, public, and commercial information service systems. (6) Prepare for further commercial development and generalization of such systems and services. (7) Collect evaluation data. (8) Evaluate the test. (9) Provide public access to all evaluation data.

Descriptors :   *PROTOTYPES, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, SOURCES, TEST BEDS, COMMERCE, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, POPULATION, BROADBAND, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, ACCESS, MAPS, MEDIA, GEOGRAPHY, USER FRIENDLY, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE