The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) volunteered to participate in this study, which evaluates a proposed "Standard Modular Data Storage System" that would permit the use of specific data storage modules for efficient operation, and that would be accessible for higher level data aggregation. In particular, UDOT agreed to participate in development of a pavement management prototype that would satisfy the "centralized accessibility" and "distributed efficiency" criteria. This prototype has potential for application to smaller rural transportation agencies. The primary objective of this study was to convert data from disparate databases into standard formats, which can be readily accessed by widely available data management tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), commercial database management interfaces, and traditional programming languages. This approach provides incremental transition toward department-wide data compatibility. It also insures that an agency will not get "locked" into proprietary software products that inhibit future modifications and enhancements by in-house or third party developers. This report describes development of a Standard Modular Data Storage System. Features such as inventory data, pavement management data, and other maintenance data can be organized as modules in a common data repository. This repository can be imported into an enterprise database such as Informix. Use of several GIS and custom applications are described to demonstrate accessibility of data in this new format to a variety of standard management tools.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00757908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 98-97
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1998 12:00AM