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Establishment of a multimedia data storage and dissemination system for earth observation studies
Author(s): Pamela G. Emch; Joan B. Lurie; William W. Noah
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Paper Abstract

Earth observation data is being acquired in increasing quantities, spurring a need for the ability to provide well- documented, organized, and accessible information databases. The collection and conjunctive use of multiple data types and formats of differing levels of complexity obtained from a variety of sources requires a sophisticated management system. Users desire a fast, efficient, easy-to-use system with the capacity to archive, associate, and access very different types of data. TRW's InfoWebTM multimedia data storage and dissemination system is being used to organize and maintain not only remotely sensed images, but also associated text, photo, audio, and video information. Pertinent examples include anything from journal articles to videos of biological processes. Information acquired can be tagged with latitude and longitude in the archiving process for subsequent geospatial search and retrieval. The system supports insertion of hypertext links, and database browse and query capability. In addition, access to external sources of information can be provided over the.Internet. A prototype reference database has been developed that illustrates the advantages of the system in facilitating the use of large amounts of multimedia ecosystem data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2818, Multispectral Imaging for Terrestrial Applications, (4 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256096
Show Author Affiliations
Pamela G. Emch, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Joan B. Lurie, TRW, Inc. (United States)
William W. Noah, TRW, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2818:
Multispectral Imaging for Terrestrial Applications
Brian Huberty; Joan B. Lurie; Jule A. Caylor; Pol Coppin; Pierre C. Robert, Editor(s)

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