Accession Number:

ADA279086

Title:

Common Mapping System Media Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The Common Mapping System CMS defines data formats and standard distribution media for the storage, interchange, and retrieval of mapping, charting, geodesy, and imagery MCGI data. A variety of DOD system are expected to adopt the CMS standard, including mission planning, intelligence, and avionics systems. The distribution media types supported by CMS will significantly the utility and cost of CMS for these system. This paper presents the results of an investigation into the attributes of candidate distribution media for CMS, describing cost and production time tradeoffs. We conclude that there would be value in adding compact-disk-read-only-memory CD-ROM to erasable optical disk EOD as supported distribution media to meet the needs of the Air Force Mission Support System AFMSS. Additional media types may be necessary to support the requirements of other systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE