Analog graphic processing for 3-D terrain displays, profiles, and elevation layer tints
Murphy, Lawrence P.; Trelinskie, Edward G.
Research noteAbstract: This report briefly describes a computerized technique for transforming digital elevation data into gray-level-encoded film. This film is then used for near-real-time analog graphic (nondigital) processing for the display of terrain perspectives, profiles, and elevation layer tints. This report concludes that this approach offers considerable potential, at base and/or field levels, for producing special map graphics, displays, and analyzing terrain conditions for line-of-sight problems or nap-of-the earth flight plans.
U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Laboratories.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Cartography; Terrain perspective views; Elevation data; Computer processing; Analog graphic processing; Terrain profiles; 3-D displays
ETL ; 0026.
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