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    Author(s): Merlyn J. Paulson
    Date: 1979
    Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 182-188
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    This paper outlines a project level process (V.I.S.) which utilizes very accurate and flexible computer algorithms in combination with contemporary site analysis and design techniques for visual evaluation, design and management. The process provides logical direction and connecting bridges through problem identification, information collection and verification, visual evaluation, design development, management prescription development and periodic review. V.I.S. introduces sophisticated new algorithms for data verification and visibility, view quality, and topographic and visual slope and aspect determinations; a logical procedure for user and expert preference and sensitivity testing, and a graphic analysis system for the identification of form, line, color and texture related anomaly detection and mitigation design criteria at a site scale.

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    Paulson, Merlyn J. 1979. The visual information system. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 182-188

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