Using Bar Codes to Enhance Maps and Charts,
ARMY ENGINEER STUDIES CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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Printed map and chart products may be linked to digital systems using a hybrid low technologyhigh technology map system. The system includes a paper map overprinted with machine-readable information, a reader to decode the information, and software to process the decoded data. Techniques for placing machine-readable data may be adopted from the automatic identification field. Bar code, optical character recognition OCR, bit code, and magnetic stripe systems are all potentially applicable. The U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories have demonstrated the hybrid concept with a bar code-based system linking a Defense Mapping Agency nautical chart with a digital version of the World Port Index.
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