Accession Number : ADB028228

Title :   A Unified Approach to Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy (MC and G) Data Base Structure Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Oct 77-31 May 78,

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP READING MA

Personal Author(s) : Sharpley, William K. ; Leiserson, John F. ; Schmidt, Allan H.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 173

Abstract : This is the final report for an investigation of a possible unified approach to Mapping, Charting and Geodesy (MC and G) data base structure design. The purposes of this investigation were to analyze the implications of various image archive structures in support of MC and G production and to demonstrate the potential value of recent results in Topological Data Base structures in MC and G applications. This report presents the results of the investigation. It includes analysis of the merits and deficiencies of the various approaches and the results of an experimental application of Topological Data Base Structuring principles in an example MC and G data base processing problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GEODESY, *MAPPING, IMAGE PROCESSING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, TOPOLOGY, ARMY RESEARCH, CONTOURS, CHARTS, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geodesy
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE