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Computer Terrain Simulation for Line-Of-Sight Calculations
Lester R. Ford Jr., H. S. Isaacson and F. C. Pethel
Vol. 7, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 1959), pp. 478-482
Published by: INFORMS
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/166946
Page Count: 5
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A method is proposed for handling terrain line-of-sight questions in a digital computer. The formulas used are described. Some examples comparing computer calculated 'invisible areas' with the results obtained from standard manual profiling techniques are included. This method has been applied to the problem of printing invisibility overlays for a standard military map using the IBM 709 computer.
Operations Research © 1959 INFORMS