Transport and Communications Information System for Africa

by Yohannes Abebe, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas, New York City, United States,
Eskinder Abebe, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas, New York City, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation

Abstract: The Transport and Communications Information System for Africa (TCISA) is a customized microcomputer-based prototype information system for planning transportation and communications in sub-Saharan Africa. It allows both local planners and multinational agencies to consolidate data from many sources, analyze problems at regional or country levels, and plan projects from a broader and more usefully structures data base than is commonly within the reach of any but the largest organizations. In its introductory state as a prototype with partial data (Preferential Trade Area in Eastern and Southern Africa, with focus on Ethiopia), it can be explored easily by users and adapted to the planning needs of many areas.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Communication systems | Information management | Data processing | Data collection | Transportation management | Systems management | Africa | Ethiopia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Southern Africa

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