Integrating Roadway Data in a Corporate Database

by Richard A. Deighton, Richard Deighton Associates Ltd, Canada,
Gary R. Ruck, Richard Deighton Associates Ltd, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


For road and highway management it is becoming increasingly important to integrate data such as: traffic, accidents, geometrics, pavement condition, maintenance and construction history. A flexible generic location reference system is described in this paper. This system is an important component of 'dROAD' - the road database system which has developed and is being marketed by Richard Deighton Associates Limited. Using the Deighton flexible generic roadway location reference system and a proper set of computer procedures, it becomes practical for a single integrated roadway database to exist in an agency. This 'corporate' database receives data from many departments, each in their own form, and gives back output in their own form, while at the same time making their data available for other departments or other uses in the form required by those users.

Subject Headings: Highway and road management | Information management | Databases | Data collection | Traffic accidents | Information systems | Highways and roads

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