Accession Number : ADP004315

Title :   Color Visual Simulation Applications at the Defense Mapping Agency,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS AFS MO

Personal Author(s) : Simley,J. D.

Report Date : SEP 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) produces the Digital Landmass System data base to provide culture and terrain data in support of numerous aircraft simulators. In order to conduct data base and simulation quality control and requirements analysis, DMA has developed the Sensor Image Simulator which can rapidly generate visual and radar static scene digital simulations. The use of color in visual simulation allows the clear portrayal of both landcover and terrain data, whereas the initial black and white capabilities were restricted in this role and thus found limited use. Color visual simulation has many uses in analysis to help determine the applicability of current and prototype data structures to better meet user requirements. Color visual simulation is also significant in quality control since anomalies can be more easily detected in natural appearing forms of the data. The realism and efficiency possible with advanced processing and display technology, along with accurate data, make color visual simulation a highly effective medium in the presentation of geographic information. As a result, digital visual simulation is finding increased potential as a special purpose cartographic product. These applications are discussed and related simulation examples are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Video mapping, *Digital simulation, *Color vision, Data bases, Computer graphics, Geography, Terrain, Computerized simulation, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE