AN EVALUATION OF CODING METHODOLOGIES FOR POTENTIAL USE IN THE ALABAMA RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM (ARIS)-TRANSPORTATION STUDY FOR THE STATE OF ALABAMA

Procedures developed for digitizing the transportation arteries, airports, and dock facilities of Alabama and placing them in a computerized format compatible with the Alabama Resource Information System are described. The time required to digitize by the following methods: (a) manual, (b) Telereadex 29 with film reading and digitizing system, and (c) digitizing tablets was evaluated. A method for digitizing and storing information from the U. T. M. grid cell base which was compatible with the system was developed and tested. The highways, navigable waterways, railroads, airports, and docks in the study area were digitized and the data stored. The manual method of digitizing was shown to be best for small amounts of data, while the graphic input from the digitizing tablets would be the best approach for entering the large amounts of data required for an entire state.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Alabama A&M University, Normal

    Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
    Normal, AL  USA  35762
  • Authors:
    • Montgomery, O L
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-150480
  • Contract Numbers: NGR-01-001-023
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM