Some thoughts on cartographic and geographic information systems for the 1980's

Pecora VII Symposium
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The U.S. Geological Survey is adopting computer techniques to meet the expanding need for cartographic base category data. Digital methods are becoming increasingly important in the mapmaking process, and the demand is growing for physical, social, and economic data. Recognizing these emerging needs, the National Mapping Division began, several years ago, an active program to develop advanced digital methods to support cartographic and geographic data processing. An integrated digital cartographic database would meet the anticipated needs. Such a database would contain data from various sources, and could provide a variety of standard and customized map and digital data file products. This cartographic database soon will be technologically feasible. The present trends in the economics of cartographic and geographic data handling and the growing needs for integrated physical, social, and economic data make such a database virtually mandatory.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Some thoughts on cartographic and geographic information systems for the 1980's
Series title Pecora VII Symposium
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher American Society of Photogrammetry
Publisher location Falls Church, VA
Description 15 p.
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Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Pecora VII Symposium
First page 41
Last page 55
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