A CARTOGRAPHER INVENTORIES ENVIRONMENT: THE CLARI PROJECT

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT CLARI, COLORADO LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY, ARE TO PROVIDE COLORADO WITH AN INVENTORY OF (1) THE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE MAJOR USES OF LAND WITHIN THE STATE. THIS DATA WILL SERVE AS A BASE FOR FUTURE PLANNING. THE ENTIRE STATE IS INVENTORIED UNDER THE BROAD CLASSIFICATIONS ACCEPTED NATIONALLY FOR LAND USE AND NATURAL RESOURCES: (1) HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES, (2) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES, (3) FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, (4) GEOGRAPHY AND HUMAN OR CULTURAL RESOURCES AND (5) CARTOGRAPHY AND MAPPING REQUIREMENTS. MORE THAN 150 CATEGORIES OF ITEMS ARE INVENTORIED BY AIRPHOTO INTERPRETATION. THE INVENTORY IS DIGITALIZED IN AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER SO THAT THE INFORMATION CAN BE EITHER EXTRACTED IN A FEW SECONDS FOR DISPLAY BY COMPUTER PRINT-OUT AS A MAP, OR PRINTED IN LIST FORM. COMPARED TO OTHER METHODS OF RECOVERING DATA FROM REPORTS, MAPS AND FILES, THIS METHOD IS EXTREMELY ECONOMICAL. DIGITALIZED INVENTORY ALLOWS THE ENGINEER, LAND PLANNER, RESOURCE MANAGER, OR ZONING OFFICER TO INSERT HIS OWN VALUE JUDGEMENT ON EACH FACTOR OF THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS INFLUENCING HIS OWN PLANNING FOR FUTURE LAND USE OR ENJOYMENT AND PRESERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES. THE COMPUTER INTEGRATES THE EVALUATIONS OF EACH FACTOR AND DISPLAYS THE COMPOSITE RESULT AS A MAP OR A LIST ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, WHICH OTHERWISE WOULD REQUIRE A DRAFTSMAN DAYS OR MONTHS TO PREPARE. THE FINAL OUTPUT OF THESE INVENTORIES MAY BE A LISTING OF INFORMATION OR A SERIES OF DENSITY TONE, COMPUTER PRINTED MAPS COVERING THE STATE SUCH AS A COUNTY OR NATIOANL FOREST. THE BASIC PROGRAM FOR SUCH MAPS IS DERIVED FROM THE COMPUTER GRAPHIC PROGRAM SYMAP AND PLANMAP. THE DENSITY-TONE SYSTEMS ALLOWS FOR RAPID AND EASY VISUAL CORRELATIONS. A TEN-TONE DENSITY SCALE IS USED FOR THE CLARI PROJECT. /AUTHOR/

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    • 17 Pp, App
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    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Authors:
    • Mcnair, A J
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  • Accession Number: 00229923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1971 12:00AM