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Title: Comparison of graphics packages used with the geoecology data base

Abstract

The Geoecology Data Base represents a unique compilation of computerized county-level environmental data for research and development. The data base contains selected data from extant sources on terrain and soils, forestry, vegetation, agriculture, land use, wildlife, air quality, climate, water resources, natural areas, and endangered species. The Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is used for data storage, retrieval, analysis and display. Visual output such as maps, graphs, and charts are very effective in conveying information. The benefits of computer-generated graphics for scientific analysis are enhanced by convenience, flexibility, ease of intefacing with analysis and data management systems, high quality resolution, multi-color capabilities, and rapid turnaround. Historically, several mapping programs were needed to display results of studies using the Geoecology Data Base. SAS's GMAP procedure combines many features of these mapping packages with its own capabilities. Data from the Geoecology Data Base will be utilized to evaluate the usefulness of GMAP in lieu of other mapping packages.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6641657
Report Number(s):
CONF-810227-1
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SAS users group international meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, 8 Feb 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DISPLAY DEVICES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ECOLOGY; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; GEOLOGY; DATA PROCESSING; MAPS; ORNL; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PROCESSING; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 580100* - Geology & Hydrology- (-1989); 510100 - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (-1989); 990300 - Information Handling

Citation Formats

Emerson, C. J., and Nungesser, M. K. Comparison of graphics packages used with the geoecology data base. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Emerson, C. J., & Nungesser, M. K. Comparison of graphics packages used with the geoecology data base. United States.
Emerson, C. J., and Nungesser, M. K. Thu . "Comparison of graphics packages used with the geoecology data base". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6641657.
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title = {Comparison of graphics packages used with the geoecology data base},
author = {Emerson, C. J. and Nungesser, M. K.},
abstractNote = {The Geoecology Data Base represents a unique compilation of computerized county-level environmental data for research and development. The data base contains selected data from extant sources on terrain and soils, forestry, vegetation, agriculture, land use, wildlife, air quality, climate, water resources, natural areas, and endangered species. The Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is used for data storage, retrieval, analysis and display. Visual output such as maps, graphs, and charts are very effective in conveying information. The benefits of computer-generated graphics for scientific analysis are enhanced by convenience, flexibility, ease of intefacing with analysis and data management systems, high quality resolution, multi-color capabilities, and rapid turnaround. Historically, several mapping programs were needed to display results of studies using the Geoecology Data Base. SAS's GMAP procedure combines many features of these mapping packages with its own capabilities. Data from the Geoecology Data Base will be utilized to evaluate the usefulness of GMAP in lieu of other mapping packages.},
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