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A decision support system for map projections of small scale data

Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5297

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Abstract

The use of commercial geographic information system software to process large raster datasets of terrain elevation, population, land cover, vegetation, soils, temperature, and rainfall requires both projection from spherical coordinates to plane coordinate systems and transformation from one plane system to another. Decision support systems deliver information resulting in knowledge that assists in policies, priorities, or processes. This paper presents an approach to handling the problems of raster dataset projection and transformation through the development of a Web-enabled decision support system to aid users of transformation processes with the selection of appropriate map projections based on data type, areal extent, location, and preservation properties.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A decision support system for map projections of small scale data
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2004-5297
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2004
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
11 p.