LINE-SIMULATED MAP

IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE APPEARANCE OF MODERN DATA PROCESSING AND DIGITAL READOUT EQUIPMENT TEAMED TOGETHER THAT THE CONCEPT OF A LINE-SIMULATED MAP COULD BE CONSIDERED WITHIN THE REALM OF FEASIBILITY. THE OBJECTIVE OF AUTOMATIC MAP PLOTTING WITH A HIGH-SPEED PRINTER IS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONE OF THE EXISTING SYSTEMS IN PROVIDING THE MAP USER WITH A RAPID, ECONOMICAL, AND RELIABLE MAP AUTOMATICALLY AND IN ELIMINATING MANUAL PLOTTING OF THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF X, Y COORDINATES OF GEOGRAPHIC POINTS OF INTEREST. COMPUTER PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN TO TAKE DATA FROM PUNCHED CARDS OR TAPES AND PREPARE A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION WHICH FOR MAP USERS PURPOSES WOULD RESULT IN A LINE-SIMULATED MAP. THE COMPUTER PROGRAM ADOPTED WAS WRITTEN TO PLOT POINTS IN TWO DIRECTIONS TO SCALES THAT CAN BE VARIED. DATA OF GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONS STORED ON MAGNETIC TAPE, PUNCHED TAPE, OR PUNCHED CARDS CAN BE MANIPULATED SO AS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE ADOPTED COMPUTER PROGRAM. BY MEANS OF A HIGH-SPEED PRINTER A LINE-SIMULATED MAP CAN BE PRODUCED. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IS DESIRABLE TO EXPEDITE THE IMPROVEMENT OF DATA COLLECTION AND REFINEMENT OF LINE-SIMULATED MAP PRODUCTION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, No 3, PP 459-464, 5 FIG, 4 REF
  • Authors:
    • Colner, B J
  • Publication Date: 1967-9

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  • Accession Number: 00202615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1994 12:00AM