The Planning and Engineering Interface with a Modernized Land Data System

by G. Warren Marks, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, Pa.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-243-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-243-6 (ISBN-10), 1980, Soft Cover, Pg. 263

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Conference information: Specialty Conference | Denver, Colorado, United States | June 2-4, 1980

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Concern for the modernization of our land records and land resources information systems has been evolving since the early 1960's. Geographic location is the common denominator linking nearly all planning and engineering data, providing the timely storage, retrieval and manipulation of date base information related to property ownership and assessment, easements, zoning restriction, permits, utilities, transportation, environmental data, housing, schools, land use, soils natural resources, crime, fire, etc. This speciality conference focuses specificially on the planning and engineering interface with a modernized land data system to identify the current status of system development, to aid in system application, and to identify problem areas and the development of solutions to problems. A background perspective addresses the cost, issues, and requirements of land records, and reviews federal roles and responsibilities in a modernized land data system. Attention is given to technological and managerial support of the planning function. A review of the support of the engineering function includes water system planning, geotechnical engineering and computer applications.

Subject Headings: Systems engineering | Land use | Computing in civil engineering | Information systems | Soil properties | Geotechnical engineering | Transportation engineering | Zoning


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