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Issues in the design of an image-map workstation
Author(s): Neal Olander
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Paper Abstract

An image map is a hardcopy cartographic product consisting of rectified imagery overlaid with graphical features and surrounded by marginalia. Image maps contain far more information than conventional maps and will be a major product of mapping systems of the future. Recent advances in computer hardware design have made it possible to generate image maps on commercial hardware platforms at moderate cost and with high throughput rates. This advance is due primarily to increased computer speeds, larger disk capacities, and high-resolution monitors. This paper describes several issues that arose during the design and implementation of the Digital Photogrammetric Workstation (DPW) at GDE Systems - Helava Associates, Inc. The DPW is built from off-the-shelf hardware, components and performs softcopy image exploitation tasks such as image map production, image enhancement, terrain extraction, and perspective scene rendering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1943, State-of-the-Art Mapping, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157156
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Neal Olander, Helava Assoc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1943:
State-of-the-Art Mapping
Bill P. Clark; Andy Douglas; Bryan L. Foley; Brian Huberty; LeLand D. Whitmill, Editor(s)

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