Pen Computers in Civil Engineering

by Don M. Newell, Department of Environmental Service, Portland, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


Multnomah County, Oregon has developed 'field-to-office' automation systems incorporating pen computers as a data collection tool. This technology was integrated into civil engineering applications, including a road information database system. As a result, the pen computer has proven to be an effective device in managing electronic information.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Systems engineering | Data collection | Information management | Highways and roads | Databases | Automation and robotics | Information systems | Oregon | United States

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