Historical information

These nine photographs of technical equipment were provided to the Directorate of Survey as input to the 1990-1991 Annual Report. The equipment in Photos .1P and .2P were used to evaluate/validate colour values on printed maps. The equipment in Photo .3P is a daylight film processor. The Optronix 5040 Laser Scanner/Plotter was shown in Photos .4P to .6P. The Print Room’s Map Handling Station in photo .7P provided ergonomic benefits to the Printer Technician and improved despatching productivity. The Optical Disk Archive and Retrieval System (ODARS) equipment in .8P was optical "platter" disk technology for the secure and long term archive storage of large amounts of digital map data. Map data was transferred from large reels of magnetic tape. As most map type (letters and names) generation was done in Automap 2, The ITEK Typesetter shown in photo .9P was close to obsolete in 1991. At this time it was used to generate map type for other RASvy units, contractors and sections still performing manual map production at Army Svy Regt.

Physical description

This is a set of photographs of Army Survey Regiment technical equipment taken in 1991. The photographs were printed on photographic paper and are part of the Army Survey Regiment’s Collection. The photographs were scanned at 300 dpi.
.1) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Colour Evaluation Workstation No 1, Lithographic Squadron
.2) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Colour Evaluation Workstation No 2, Lithographic Squadron
.3) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Daylight film processor, Lithographic Squadron
.4) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Optronix 5040 Laser Scanner/Plotter, Lithographic Squadron
.5) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Optronix 5040 Laser Scanner/Plotter, Lithographic Squadron
.6) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Optronix 5040 Laser Scanner/Plotter, Lithographic Squadron
.7) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Map Handling Station, Lithographic Squadron
.8) - Photo, black & white, 1991, Optical Disk Archive and Retrieval System (ODARS), Cartographic Squadron
.9) - Photo, black & white, 1991, ITEK Typesetter, Cartographic Squadron

Inscriptions & markings

.1P, .2P, .4P to .9P – equipment description annotated on back
.3P - no annotation.