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The graphic cell method: a new look at digitizing geologic maps

Computers and Geosciences

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DOI: 10.1016/0098-3004(82)90018-8

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Abstract

The graphic cell method is an alternative method of digitizing areal geologic information. It involves a discrete-point sampling scheme in which the computer establishes a matrix of cells over the map. Each cell and the whole cell is assigned the identity or value of the geologic information that is recognized at its center. Cell size may be changed to suit the needs of the user. The computer program resolves the matrix and identifies potential errors such as multiple assignments. Input includes the digitized boundaries of each geologic formation. This method should eliminate a primary bottleneck in the creation and testing of geomathematical models in such disciplines as resource appraisal. ?? 1982.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The graphic cell method: a new look at digitizing geologic maps
Series title:
Computers and Geosciences
DOI:
10.1016/0098-3004(82)90018-8
Volume
8
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
149
Last page:
161
Number of Pages:
13