Accession Number:

ADA058120

Title:

A Data Base Sizing Methodology Applied to the Army Terrain Information System (ARTINS).

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 77-Feb 78,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The objective of this report is to describe a methodology for estimating the storage requirements of a terrain data base as a function of geographic location and areal extent. This is done within the context of the development of a tactical data system called the Army Terrain Information System ARTINS. The conclusions are 1 The feasibility of storing a large terrain data base on militarized, or commercial, random access devices is clearly demonstrated 2 A predictive methodology can be employed quickly and cheaply to estimate terrain data base storage requirements 3 The total storage requirement is relatively insensitive to changes in horizontal spacing in the range beyond 125 meters and 4 The storage requirement attributed to feature data can be dramatically reduced by modifying the required level of detail andor the criteria for including and segmenting features. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE