Auto-Carto III

Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Assisted Cartography

January 16 - 20, 1978

San Francisco, California


This third conference on automation in cartography was sponsored by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey. It was also conducted with the full cooperation of the American Society of Photogrammetry.

These proceedings were reported by Richard S. Adams, San Rafael, California, and typed manuscripts were furnished to each speaker for their editorial review. This publication is the composite of these edited remarks. However, in some cases speakers returned formal papers in the conventional manner. These have been included as received.

Table of Contents

Front Page  
Title Page 1

Table of Contents

Opening Remarks 5
Economic Requirements 32
Cartographic Display Requirements 81
Discovering and Evaluating Software 100
Raster-Based Approaches to (Manipulation of Cartographic Data) 139
Database Management System Approaches to Manipulation of Cartographic Data 180
Data Generalization and Attribute Code Schemes 219
Digital Hardware Mass Digitization 235
Digital Hardware Mass Storage 273
Soft Copy Display 336
Hard Copy Display 361
General Technology - Audio Input/Output 410
Small Operational Systems 419
Data Editing 437
Concluding Summary; Where do we go from here? 480
List of Speakers 494

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