EXPANDED STUDY OF THE APPLICABILITY OF MULTIFACTOR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO TERRAIN ANALYSIS.
RAYTHEON CO ALEXANDRIA VA AUTOMETRIC OPERATION
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The objective of this study was to increase the scope of experimental testing in order to draw conclusions of more universal applicability to terrain analysis. Geomorphic objectives were designed to 1 increase the areal extent of the test cases 2 include areas significantly different topographically and geomorphically, from those previously analyzed 3 engage in experimental testing using a basic set of non-redundant variables, as suggested by the 1963 Autometric work 4 engage in experimental testing of new variables relating to the surface geometry and 5 to explore the feasibility of including nontopographic variables such as, vegetation, cultural patterns of land use, surficial geology, and fracturelineament patterns. In factor and vector analysis the objective was to increase the capacity and flexibility of the program. Author