Accession Number:

ADA231166

Title:

Design and Development of the Terrain Information Extraction System

Descriptive Note:

Scientific paper 23-27 Jul 1990

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1990-09-04

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A program has been initiated for the design and development of a Terrain Information Extraction System TIES. This is a test-bed system which will integrate many diverse capabilities drawn from the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing, automated cartography and geographic information systems all within a distributed, digital environment. TIES will be an extensible, modular system which will be used to develop more responsive and reliable technique to generate digital terrain databases. The system will provide a beginning-to-end mapping and exploitation capability utilizing a number of digital and digitized image source materials to collect data needed for various military and civilian activities, including wetlands delineation and water resources management. TIES is being developed on commercial off-the-shelf hardware, and will incorporate both proprietary and public domain software. Major components of the system include an image scanner, a digital stereo photogrammetric workstation and geographic information system.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE