Pavement Inventory and Evaluation Systems Using Microcomputer Data Base Managers

by Mushtaqur Rahman, Arizona State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


The two most commonly used relational DBMS (Data Base Management System) softwares are Ashton-Tate's 'dBASE III Plus', and Microrim's 'R:Base 5000'. This paper illustrates the use of these two softwares in the field of pavement maintenance through a simple case study. The case study involved developing two pavement inventory and evaluation systems (PIES), one in dBASE III environment, and the other in R:Base. The data selected for the case study are reasonable approximations of realistic data that might be selected for use in a pavement management system. These two PIES were actually developed in connection to two microcomputer applications workshops, to demonstrate the use of commercial database managers in pavement evaluation and analysis.

Subject Headings: Pavements | Case studies | Systems management | Databases | Computer software | Computer analysis | Inventories

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