“The Present Status of Automated Cartography” by Boyle

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    The Present Status of Automated Cartography

Session/Category Title:   At The Interface of Cartography and Computer Graphics: Current Status and Future Prospects




    At this time it is necessary for us to examine afresh the aspects of computer graphics concerned with automated cartography. The particular reason for this is that during the last two years there have been appreciable changes in the attitudes of cartographers and available technology; the research interest is rapidly being replaced by one of production. The means of change and the various methodologies should now be assessed in some detail.


    1. Concord Controls Inc.
    2. Contraves, A. G., Switzerland
    3. Kongsberg Systems, Inc.
    4. Gerber Scientific Inst. Co.
    5. U.S. Army Engineering Topographical Alboratory
    6. University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    7. Xynetics, Inc.
    8. National Ocean Survey
    9. Rome Air Development Centre
    10. MBA Information Systems Inc.
    11. CBS Laboratories Inc.
    12. I/Ometrics, Inc.
    13. Information International Inc.
    14. Image Graphics, Inc.
    15. Calcomp
    16. Surveys and Mapping, EMR, Canada
    17. Defense Mapping Agency, Topographic Command
    18. Instronics Ltd., Canada
    19. Calspan, Inc.
    20. Goodyear Aerospace, Inc.
    21. Tektronix Inc.
    22. U.S. Geological Survey
    23. Calma Inc.
    24. Computer Vision Inc.
    25. Dynamap Ltd., Canada
    26. Applicon, Inc.
    27. A. R. Boyle, ‘Automation in Hydrographic Charting’, The Canadian Surveyor, Vol.24, No.4, Dec.1970, pp.519–537.
    28. A. R. Boyle, ‘Geographic Information Systems in Hydrography and Oceanography’, The Canadian Cartographer, Vol.11, No.2, Dec.1974, pp.125–141.
    29. U. of Saskatchewan (GSK & AG) Reports: ‘Advanced Interactive Digitication Program, DIGIT’, Jan.1974 ‘A Minicomputer Geographic Information System, IMAGE’, Jan.1974 ‘Computer Aided Map Compilation, CAMC’, Oct.1973.

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