This document is a user’s guide for MapView, a general-purpose, object-oriented graphics program that was developed as part of the Theater Level Campaign/Nonlinear Combat project at RAND. It is written in the C programming language and runs under the X11 Release 5 windowing environment with Sun Microsystems’ OPEN LOOK Toolkit. The program allows scenarios to be generated through a flexible, user-friendly interface that defines graphic objects, places them on an underlying image, and modifies or queries them as desired. In addition, MapView can process a file of commands that define and modify graphic objects and create animated simulation output. MapView has proven useful in checking database validity, generating scenarios, constructing runtime animation frames, and providing post-processing analysis.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation monograph report series. The monograph/report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1993 to 2003. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors. They included executive summaries, technical documentation, and synthesis pieces.
Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.