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Developing an integrated digitizing and display surface
Author(s): James D. Hipple; Daniel K. Wedding; Donald K. Wedding
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Paper Abstract

The development of an integrated digitizing and display surface, which utilizes touch entry and flat panel display (FPD) technology, is a significant hardware advance in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). Inherent qualities of the FPD, notably the ac gas plasma display, makes such a marriage inevitable. Large diagonal sizes, high resolution color, screen flatness, and monitor thickness are desirable features of an integrated digitizing and display surface. Recently, the GIS literature has addressed a need for such an innovation. The development of graphics displays based on sophisticated technologies include `photorealistic' (or high definition) imaging at resolutions of 2048 X 2048 or greater, palates of 16.7 million colors, formats greater than 30 inches diagonal, and integrated touch entry. In this paper, there is an evaluation of FPDs and data input technologies in the development of such a product.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2408, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Displays, (24 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207520
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James D. Hipple, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Daniel K. Wedding, Photonics Systems, Inc. (United States)
Donald K. Wedding, Univ. of Toledo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2408:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Displays
Ranganathan Shashidhar; Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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