Enhancing Intervisibility Analyses Using Multi-Computing Techniques
Final rept. Mar 2002-Jan 2004
EDINBURGH UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The report describes research intended to enhance the timeliness and scope for analyses to decisions related to intervisibility. The research entailed feasibility studies followed by the design, development and use of prototype software to 1. Manage the completion of a large number of visibility analyses, each of which determines the visible regions from a point in a Digital Elevation Model. The project accomplishes the visibility analyses by efficient use of spare CPU cycles on a network of processors running Windows. 2. Build a database from these analyses for a test grid of 1201 rows, each with 1201 columns. 3. Extract information from the database using a series of tactical decision aids TDAs and metrics. 4. Extend the ArcMap application in the ArcGIS product suite, to provide access to these metrics and TDAs.
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