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ALACARTE user manual

Open-File Report 91-587-C

Compilation of digital geologic maps and associated databases with ALACARTE, an easily used menu interface cast in geologic terms that controls ARC/INFO, a commercial geographic information system
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Abstract

ALACARTE offers a convenient way to compile geologic maps in the computer as spatial databases that can be used to prepare both cartographic images and analytic derivatives. It is a menu-controlled shell, organized in geologic terms, that provides on-screen control of the program ARC/INFO, a commercial geographic information system (GIS). Input can be from imported scans, digitizer tracing, or on-screen tracing or mapping with a mouse-controlled cursor over a digital topographic base, and interactive editing can be done on-screen using a broad suite of edit functions. Compilations begun in other digital systems can be imported for completion as digital databases in ARC/INFO. The digital files that represent a geologic map can be used to prepare near-publication-quality color plots of the maps with full symbology or to create high-quality printing negatives. These files also constitute a digital database that can be used for computer-based query and analysis as well as for digital distribution of the map and associated data.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
ALACARTE user manual
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
91-587
Chapter:
C
Edition:
Version 3.5; Updated 2011
Year Published:
1991
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Contributing office(s):
Western Region Geology and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
xvi, 268 leaves :ill. ;28 cm.; An Author's Retrospective on ALACARTE; Readme;
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y