LOW-COST DIGITIZING OF COLOR MAPPING FOR CARTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$148,800.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
740
Solicitation Year:
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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Small Business Information
Resources Planning Associates
Box 2562 East Hill Station, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter N. French
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
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Abstract
COLOR-CODED MAPPING HAS BEEN LONG BEEN REGARDED AS A VERY EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PRESENTING SPATIALLY VARIANT INFORMATION.THE NEXT DECADE WILL SEE A MAJOR CHANGE IN HOW THIS MAPPING IS PREPARED AND DISTRIBUTED. MUCH ACTIVITY WILL FOCUS ON THE USE OF DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS. LARGE STOCKS OF EXISTING "HARDCOPY" MAPPING AND PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE RELATIVELY HIGH COST OF DIGITIZING \ARE MAJOR DISINCENTIVES TO THE ADOPTION OF DIGITAL MAPPING TECHNIQUES. THIS RESEARCH EXAMINES THE FEASIBILITY OF USINGLOW-COST VIDEO CAMERAS, CHARGED COUPLE DEVICES, AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES AS DIGITIZING DEVICES FOR THE CONVERSION OF FULL COLOR MAPPING AND OTHER IMAGERY TO DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHICDATA BASES. IN PARTICULAR, THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEMI- AUTOMATED TECHNIQUES TO ACCURATELY SEPERATE DIGITIZED COLOR INFORMATION INTO APPROPRIATE CLASSES IS ADDRESSED. THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS BASED UPON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTIN COLOR AND MULTISPECTRAL PATTERN RECOGNITION AND IN SPATIAL RECOGNITION.

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