Accession Number:

ADA167936

Title:

Human Factors Design Considerations for the Next Generation GIS (Geographic Information Systems),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

State-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems GIS are growing in complexity and scope. The operation of these systems require a mix of sophisticated intellectual and motor skills. Scientists at the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories USAETL recognize the need to establish total system e.g., hardware, software, and human performance standards for the next generation GIS used for the extraction of Terrain information and the synthesis of digital terrain products. Planned activities include examination and adjustment of GIS hardware, software and associated instructional components to facilitate the work of the GIS user. A prototyping capability will be developed to generate rapid low cost user interfaces for system performance test and evaluation. Results of the studies will include recommendations for revised GIS hardware and software components and the associated performance and cost trade-offs regarding their implementation. Keywords Man machine interface. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE