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Image Processing and Geographic Information
Author(s): Ronald G. McLeod; Julie Daily; Kenneth Kiss
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Paper Abstract

A Geographic Information System, which is a product of System Development Corporation's Image Processing System and a commercially available Data Base Management System, is described. The architecture of the system allows raster (image) data type, graphics data type, and tabular data type input and provides for the convenient analysis and display of spatial information. A variety of functions are supported through the Geographic Information System including ingestion of foreign data formats, image polygon encoding, image overlay, image tabulation, costatistical modelling of image and tabular information, and tabular to image conversion. The report generator in the DBMS is utilized to prepare quantitative tabular output extracted from spatially referenced images. An application of the Geographic Information System to a variety of data sources and types is highlighted. The application utilizes sensor image data, graphically encoded map information available from government sources, and statistical tables.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0575, Applications of Digital Image Processing VIII, (19 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.966514
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald G. McLeod, A Burroughs Company (United States)
Julie Daily, A Burroughs Company (United States)
Kenneth Kiss, A Burroughs Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0575:
Applications of Digital Image Processing VIII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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