Network Management Using GISby Miles Logie, MVA Systematica,
Abstract: This paper is concerned with the opportunities that arise from combining digital highway networks, relational databases, GIS technology, specialist application software, and workstation computer systems. It is a combination that provides the means to create powerful information systems, and examples of these are becoming more widespread, especially in the US. The paper focuses on design issues that can increase the scope and value of such systems. This includes the two important matters of integrating diverse data and ensuring robustness to changes over time. The basis for the paper is a demonstrator system known as the 'Network information Workbench', or 'NiW', which shows the design ideas being applied to several different applications.
Subject Headings: Computer software | Information systems | Computer networks | Computer models | Transportation networks | Data processing | Highway and road management | Highway engineering
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