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    Author(s): Elliot L. Amidon; E. Joyce Dye
    Date: 1981
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-53. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 42 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Spatial data on wildland resource maps and aerial photographs can be analyzed by computer after digitizing. SCANIT is a computerized system for encoding such data in digital form. The system, consisting of a collection of computer programs and subroutines, provides a powerful and versatile tool for a variety of resource analyses. SCANIT also may be converted easily to another computer system. As a highly automated system, SCANIT requires a substantial investment in specialized instruments and assumes a central facility with a raster scanner and a minicomputer to serve many users. The system's designers, by adopting a highly interactive approach to the control of the data processing, have provided for persons with little or no computer experience to use the system and have minimized the need for a user manual. This report on SCANIT is designed to aid the maintenance programmer locate needed information easily and to assure an adequate level of documentation for each routine.

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    Amidon, Elliot L.; Dye, E. Joyce. 1981. SCANIT: centralized digitizing of forest resource maps or photographs. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-53. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 42 p.


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