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Integrating NASA's Land Analysis System (LAS) image processing software with an appropriate Geographic Information System (GIS): A review of candidates in the public domain
Author and Affiliation:
Rochon, Gilbert L.(Dillard Univ., New Orleans, LA, United States)
Abstract: A user requirements analysis (URA) was undertaken to determine and appropriate public domain Geographic Information System (GIS) software package for potential integration with NASA's LAS (Land Analysis System) 5.0 image processing system. The necessity for a public domain system was underscored due to the perceived need for source code access and flexibility in tailoring the GIS system to the needs of a heterogenous group of end-users, and to specific constraints imposed by LAS and its user interface, Transportable Applications Executive (TAE). Subsequently, a review was conducted of a variety of public domain GIS candidates, including GRASS 3.0, MOSS, IEMIS, and two university-based packages, IDRISI and KBGIS. The review method was a modified version of the GIS evaluation process, development by the Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on Digital Cartography. One IEMIS-derivative product, the ALBE (AirLand Battlefield Environment) GIS, emerged as the most promising candidate for integration with LAS. IEMIS (Integrated Emergency Management Information System) was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ALBE GIS is currently under development at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Topographic Laboratory (ETL). Accordingly, recommendations are offered with respect to a potential LAS/ALBE GIS linkage and with respect to further system enhancements, including coordination with the development of the Spatial Analysis and Modeling System (SAMS) GIS in Goddard's IDM (Intelligent Data Management) developments in Goddard's National Space Science Data Center.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1989
Document ID:
19910016625
(Acquired Nov 07, 1995)
Accession Number: 91N25939
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Coverage: Abstract Only
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Maryland Univ., The 1989 NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program in Aeronautics and Research; p 37
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Dillard Univ.; Urban Studies and Public Policy Inst.; New Orleans, LA, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: COMPUTER AIDED MAPPING; DATA MANAGEMENT; GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS; GRASSES; IMAGE PROCESSING; MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS; USER REQUIREMENTS; APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS); FLEXIBILITY; OPERATING SYSTEMS (COMPUTERS); TOPOGRAPHY
Imprint And Other Notes: In Maryland Univ., The 1989 NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program in Aeronautics and Research p 37 (SEE N91-25914 17-82)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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