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    A Geographical Information and Mapping System for the BBC Domesday Optical Discs


    Openshaw, S. and Wymer, Colin and Charlton, Martin (1986) A Geographical Information and Mapping System for the BBC Domesday Optical Discs. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 11 (3). pp. 296-304. ISSN 0020-2754

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    Abstract

    The paper outlines the nature of the geographical information system that was developed for the BBC Domesday optical disc project. The successful exploitation of optical disc storage for geographical analysis and mappings dependent on the development of appropriate data structures that allow fastest possible data retrieval for geographical areas of interest. The authors describe how they achieved this objective such that a low powered BBC micro-computer is able to offer interactive colour mapping of over 20,000 variables for 33 different sets of geographical areas at ten different levels of resolution.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Domesday project; GIS; Optical discs; Data structures; Artificial intelligence; Optical raster-mapping system;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 6109
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2307/621790
    Depositing User: Martin Charlton
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 14:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
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