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Maximizing Geographic Information System Statistics Readability in a Business Graphic Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111817D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berger, BH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method to effectively represent statistics from a Geographic Information System (GIS) product in an office automation environment is disclosed. These statistics are displayed via business graphics.

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Maximizing Geographic Information System Statistics Readability in
a Business Graphic Environment

      A method to effectively represent statistics from a Geographic
Information System (GIS) product in an office automation environment
is disclosed.  These statistics are displayed via business graphics.

      Merging spatial and attribute GIS data into an efficient format
in an office automation environment can be accomplished by using the
following steps which show the extensions and enhancements beyond
conventional manual techniques:

1.  Within the GIS product, a macro can be built to issue
    spatial/attribute statistics commands.  This can be done in a
    typical GIS macro language, via a button or pulldown interface
    built in the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the GIS, or built
    by the user in another GUI.  Additionally, it would be desirable
    to add the capability for the user to select the type of GIS
    statistics (attribute or spatial) and incorporate it into the
    GUI.

2.  Output from the above macro is re-directed to a file preferably
    in a UNIX* /tmp filesystem.  The file naming and protection
    conventions should follow a protocol specific to the user to
    avoid overlap with concurrent sessions.  Also, note that the
    output file can be retrieved from the GIS either locally or
    remotely depending on the network system and locations of needed
    applications on UNIX machines.

3.  The spatial/attribute statistics file which is an ASCII file can
    now be processed appropriately.  The data is ar...