ERIC Number: ED073907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Natural Resource Information System. Volume I. Overall Description.
Boeing Computer Services, Inc., Seattle, WA.
Recognizing the need for the development of a computer based information system which would handle remote sensing as well as conventional mapping data, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management contracted with Boeing Computer Services for the design and construction of a prototype Natural Resource Information System. The primary objective of this effort was the design of a computer based system which would store, process, and display data of maximum usefulness to land management decision making. The system includes graphic input and display, the use of remote sensing as a data source, and is useful at multiple management levels. A survey was made to establish current decision making processes and functions, information requirement, and data collection and processing procedures. Concurrent with this effort, requirements related to the application of remote sensing data and data processing were established. Based on these analyses, an information system was designed. Processing software was constructed and a data base established using high-altitude imagery and map coverage of selected areas of southeast Arizona. Finally, a demonstration of system processing functions was conducted utilizing material from the data base. Related documents are SE 015 415 and SE 015 416. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Data Processing, Databases, Decision Making, Environmental Research, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Program Descriptions, Sensory Aids
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-211 381 PC-$3.00 MF-$0.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boeing Computer Services, Inc., Seattle, WA.