User interface design for two-dimensional polygonally encoded geological survey maps / Joann M. Ammann, Robert B. McGhee, Michael J. Zyda.
McGhee, Robert (Robert B.)
Zyda, Michael J.
Ammann, Joan Marie
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This study presents an overview of a cartographic processing pipeline for the generation and maintenance of polygonally encoded data bases from published U.S. Geological Survey maps. The focus of this research centers on the development of an interactive editing system. The editor, serving as the final step in the overall project, provides the user with the capability to correct and modify dated topographic characteristics. A variety of processing and digitizer induced errors introduced into the data base from previous utility steps can also be corrected. Included is a discussion on the internal indexing scheme used for managing revisions and the techniques and algorithms for updating the data bases