Retention of Detail in Map Generalization
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The Military Evaluation of Geographic Areas project MEGA, U. S. Army Materiel Command Project No. 1-T-25001-A-131, has as one of its objectives the description of terrain factors in terms of their effects on military activities. Presentation of terrain-effect data in the form of tactical maps is considered to be one of the essential products of the project. To be most useful, such a map must contain considerable detail but it must also be of a useable size, which implies generalization, and this in turn implies loss of detail. A possible solution for this dilemna is offered in this paper.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Military Intelligence