Accession Number:

ADA359594

Title:

Marine Geographic Information System (MGIS).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DELTA DATA SYSTEMS INC PICAYUNE MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A SBIR Phase I project was undertaken by Delta Data Systems, Inc. and Neptune Sciences, Inc. which focused on feasibility issues relating to the development of a Marine Geographic Information System MGIS that could support Logistics Over the Shore LOTS planning and operational monitoring tasks. Significant feasibility issues such as integrating with wave models and ancillary data integration were addressed and resolved in the Phase I effort. Phase I prototype MGIS proved that value added support to the LOTS is feasible and generates visualization of coastal environment and coastal processes from historical and contemporary near real time perspective. Phase I prototype proved geographic information organized in a spatial context sufficiently increases information quality and retrieval speed for supporting LOTS interactive decision making. The LOTS decision making is creditable since the decision making is a unction of data availability and quality. Phase I successfully demonstrated an interchange between the Navy SURF model and a prototype MGIS. The SURF model was fed by MGIS and SURF model output was visualized as a map of predicted wave activity in the prototype MGIS. Bathymetry, wind, tide, WDBIIDLG shoreline, and surface generation provided the input data that conceptualized an integrated MGIS.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE