ISIS: THE INTERACTIVE SPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

Authors
  1. McCann, C.A.
  2. Taylor, M.M.
  3. Tuori, M.I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Spatial display, especially dynamic spatial display, may help the symbiosis between human intuition and computer logic. An interactive spatial information system (ISIS) can be designed to support this symbiosis. It can act as a decision support system both by aiding the user to discover options as well as by assisting in their evaluation. An ISIS should be able to perform intelligent operations on its data, detecting inconsistencies between new and old information, assisting in the evaluation of plans, and so forth. DCIEM has developed a miniature ISIS called SDBMS-1, using an extension of a commercial relational database management system. It allows the user to interact by keyboard, voice, or graphic gesture, and provides output alphanumerically or graphically. The information consists of topographic data from digitized standard maps and synthetic tactical data representing military operations.
Report Number
DCIEM-89-P-25 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1988
Number of Pages
38
Reprinted from
International J of Man-Machine Studies, vol 28, 1988, p 101-138
DSTKIM No
89-02605
CANDIS No
60510
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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