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    Author(s): Lee Anderson; Jerry Mosier; Geoffrey Chandler
    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. 189-195
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Description

    The Visual Management Support System (VMSS) is an extension of an existing computer program called VIEWIT, which has been extensively used by the U. S. Forest Service. The capabilities of this program lie in the rapid manipulation of large amounts of data, specifically opera-ting as a tool to overlay or merge one set of data with another. VMSS was conceived to computerize map overlaying tasks of the Visual Management System. It is also useful for any project that requires interaction of one or more maps to result in an output map expressing evaluation or interpretation information. VMSS inputs may be from maps or data files that are not landbase associated. This paper deals with VMSS as a tool in visual resource management data manipulation, and explores the application of VMSS on the Klamath National Forest. Sample overlay processes, sample runstreams, problems in implementation and the strengths of VMSS are discussed.

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    Anderson, Lee; Mosier, Jerry; Chandler, Geoffrey. 1979. Visual management support 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. 189-195

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