MapView Users’ Guide
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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.
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