Digital map and linked data (DMap) implementation at SACLANTCEN as an aid to sea-going research
DMaps (data maps), consisting of a geographical informatiorl system(GIs) linked to data and information of various types are being implemented at SACLANTCEN to support marine scientific exercises and experiments, as well as for providing a stable archive for data retrieval. The DMap allows for locating of information held in a linked relational database directly from a map, and for the enlargement of the linked data sets with the acquisition of new information. The DMap is thus not only a working element of marinescientific research, but it is also a data archive, which is saved after each new work period by writing to a CD-ROM. Commercial complit>er software only is being used.
Max, Michael D.;