A Methodology for Digital Processing of Geographic and Cartographic Data,
ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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The application of computer technology to cartography has produced numerous digital techniques that are employed in a wide variety of independent automated and semi-automated cartographic systems. These systems are used by government agencies and private industry for compiling maps and charts. The US Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories USAETL is testing and evaluating a subset of available off-the-shelf and state-of-the-art RD digital techniques in an Experimental Geo-Cartographic Laboratory System and developing a methodology for automated map and chart production. The methodology, which is based upon geographic and cartographic principles, is defined and outlined in this paper along with early experimental results derived from the integration of key hardwaresoftware systems.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Computer Hardware