Accession Number:

ADA155890

Title:

Preliminary Investigation Into the Computer-Assisted Graphic Technology for Coast Guard Law Enforcement Mission

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

This report analyzes the Coast Guards law enforcement data poses a difficult and unwieldy process. The Coast Guard possesses such a vast amount of law enforcement information in computer storage that it often overwhelms managers and analysts. Properly designed graphic tools provide a bridge between the manager and the vast stores of data. Computer assisted graphic systems offer pictorial representations of data allowing a manager to better understand the meaning and significance of the information. The thesis investigates the graphic needs of the Coast Guard law enforcement mission. After investigation, this thesis evaluates three alternative graphic technologies for their ability to provide effective and efficient graphic services to the law enforcement mission. A recommendation for a particular graphic technology occurs based upon the ability of a graphic system to display many thousands of maps and its consideration for human design factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE