AUTOMATIC CONTOURING AT THE ARMY MAP SERVICE

PRODUCING CONTOURS FOR MAP COMPILATION FORMERLY REQUIRED MANY MAN-HOURS OF TEDIOUS LABOR. NOW, WITH THE AVAILABILITY OF AUTOMATIC MAP COMPILATION EQUIPMENT, LARGE-SCALE ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS, AND XY-PLOTTERS, AUTOMATED CONTOURING CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED. MANY TESTS WITH THE UNAMACE MAGNETIC TAPE OUTPUT OF ELEVATION DATA HAS SHOWN THAT SATISFACTORY CONTOURS CAN BE PRODUCED. ONLY SLIGHT TOUCHING-UP IS NEEDED TO GIVE AESTHETICALLY ADEQUATE CONTOURS. WITH INCREASED USE AND IMPROVEMENT IN AUTOMATIC MAP COMPILATION EQUIPMENT, AUTOMATING THE CONTOURING PROCESS WILL RELIEVE CARTOGRAPHERS OF MANY HOURS OF MANUAL LABOR AND MAKE MORE EFFICIENT USE OF THEIR SKILLS /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 34, No 10, PP 1067-1070, 3 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Vitiello, D
    • Biggin, M
    • MIDDLETON, G
  • Publication Date: 1968-10

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  • Accession Number: 00202744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 23 1994 12:00AM