Interactive Modeling and Display of Spatial and Time Varying Phenomena Using CAPLIB7

by Daniel P. Loucks, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY, USA,
Peter N. French, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY, USA,
Marshall R. Taylor, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


This paper describes some of the software being used at Cornell University to aid the development of tools for modeling phenomena having both spatial and temporal dimensions. Such models typically have substantial data management needs. The software is designed to aid in the entering, editing, displaying, and understanding of both model input and output data. Some applications of the software are presented. Its use for students in classes on interactive environmental modeling with microcomputer graphics will begin at Cornell in the Fall of 1986. The software is being used at Cornell in research related to the development of computer-aided planning tools for the synthesis and analysis of environmental and water resource systems. The basic support software consists of a library of interactive sub-routines and functions, provided (under a cooperative agreement) by Resources Planning Associates, Incorporated, and is called CAPLIB.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Spatial data | Computer software | Computer aided operations | Computer analysis | Water resources | Graphic methods | Colleges and universities

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