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Cartographic Scanning Systems Utilizing Laser Technology
Author(s): Benny R. Tafoya
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Paper Abstract

An ever increasing need to have geographic information available in some type of digital data base has prompted a search for methods to automate the process of converting existing cartographic information -(usually in the form of maps, charts and map separates) - into digital form. The information "map" must be digitized and it's contents must be stored or handled in a manner that makes it a useful adjunct to the cartographer in the performance of his map making duties, as well as being an aid to those requiring the digitized information. Automatic digitization by means of a laser scanner in conjunction with sophisticated data handling and data storage techniques have been combined to provide systems which can be used in a production environment for the successful transformation of information contained on line drawings into the digital domain. The system to be described has proven to be both cost effective and efficient to a degree that is pleasing to both the manufacturer and users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0200, Laser Recording and Information Handling, (12 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958080
Show Author Affiliations
Benny R. Tafoya, Broomall Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0200:
Laser Recording and Information Handling
Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

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