Accession Number:

ADA099402

Title:

The Design of a Multimedia Map-Store/Surrogate Travel Information System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DECISIONS AND DESIGNS INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1981-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

This report describes the effort to design the software and hardware capabilities of a videodisc mapping and surrogate travel system and to select the various sites to be incorporated into this system. Experts from DARPAs Cybernetics Technology Division and from Interactive Television Corporation ITC worked with decision analysts from Decisions and Designs, Inc. DDI to extend and elaborate the electronic surrogate travel concept previously developed and demonstrated by DARPA. The general problem was to develop a simple yet innovative conceptual design for a map-storesurrogate travel information system. Such a system must be capable of storing, indexing, and retrieving a wide range of visual and linguistic data, such as maps aerial, attache, and underwater photography sequences of shots for surrogate travel plans and blueprints of key installations instructional manuals movies critical auditory information panoramas piloting charts of coasts and harbors and specialized chart maps indicating the distribution of population, industry, wealth, and vegetation, among others. Design of the map-storesurrogate travel system and selection of the sites was accomplished though a sequence of three one-day working sessions. The first two sessions were devoted to developing a full range of feasible software and hardware options for the system developing a set of criteria to determine the sources and kinds of data to be included in the system and enhancing the man-machine interaction and demonstrability of the system.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE