Data Base in Your City's Future?

by Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., (M.ASCE), Sr. Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 10, Pg. 72-73

Document Type: Feature article

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The city of Bellevue, Wash. computerized its public works maps in 1979 because Bellevue was using the county's maps, and their updating wasn't keeping up with suburban growth. Now this geographic database is being used as a framework that could grow to become the country's first truly integrated municipal infrastructure database. In addition to map data, Bellevue's computers are storing data on the infrastructure of the city's water and sewer systems, stormwater drainage utilities, land use planning regulations and building permits pending, street pavement, and maintenance needs and projects for all public works departments.

Subject Headings: Mapping | Databases | Urban areas | Drainage systems | Suburbs | Frames | Local government | Water storage

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