Accession Number : ADA163042
Title : The Geonames Processing System Synopsis.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS
Personal Author(s) : Langran,Gail
Report Date : Sep 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : DMA has recognized a need for digital procedures to store, retrieve, and edit geographic names and dates and to prepare names for product generation. DMA's stated goal is a 50-100 million name digital data base with subsystems to capture names, edit and format names data, and prepare names overlays for maps. NORDA began a geonames processing system design study late in FY82. This report summarizes NORDA's study findings. The four sections in Part One discuss four geonames processing functions in turn: names data capture, data base management, editing and formatting, and map names processing. Each subsystem is described, unresolved issues are highlighted, and recommendations are made. Part Two discusses concerns common to all four geonames processing subsystems. Section 5 defines interfaces between the subsystems. Section 6 weighs the technical possibilities for handling non-Roman alphabets and ideographs. Personnel and space requirements for a comprehensive names processing system are estimated in Section 7. Part Three summarizes the recommendations made in this report. Keywords: Geographic names data base.
Descriptors : *DATA BASES , *DATA MANAGEMENT , DATA PROCESSING , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , PROCESSING , FORMATS , DIGITAL MAPS , GEOGRAPHY , EDITING , OVERLAYS , INDEX TERMS
Subject Categories : Information Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE