Interactive Analysis of Digital Terrain Elevation and Surface Feature Data Bases.
Interim rept. 1981-1982,
DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS AFS MO
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The Defense Mapping Agency produces digital data bases that describe the physical appearance of the surface of the earth. A dramatic impact has been made in the ability to analyze these digital data bases by applying state-of-the-art digital image technology processing and display concepts. For purposes of quality control and data base applicability investigations, DMA has developed the Sensor Image Simulator SIS, a very high speed data base edit station and static scene simulator that allows for interactive query and manipulation of individual features in the data base displays andor simulated sensor scenes to determine the corresponding data base elements responsible for the simulated features. The SIS was installed at DMA in 1981, and plays a key role in determining the applicability of prototype data bases for use in advanced training simulators, as well as to ensure the quality of, and coherence between, the various digital data bases prior to new data insertion into the master cartographic data base files. Author
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