AN OPERATIONAL PLANNING INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES

A SYSTEM OF DATA COLLECTION IS PRESENTED WHEREBY DATA THAT ARE COLLECTED ONLY ONCE ARE USEABLE BY ALL SEGMENTS OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE DEFINITIONS, AGGREGATION UNITS, AND PROCEDURES ARE DEVELOPED. COMPUTER PROGRAMS WERE DEVELOPED TO HANDLE THE DATA FOR THE SYSTEM. THE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (EDSARS) WILL MAKE A USEFUL TOOL FOR ALL SEGMENTS OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT BY PUTTING ALL GENERALLY USEABLE DATA IN ONE PLACE WITH ONE SET OF DEFINITIONS, AGGREGATING THE DATA ON ONE USEFUL MODULE, AND UTILIZING ONE SET OF DATA HANDLING PROCEDURES. THE BASIC UNIT OF DATA COLLECTION WAS ESTABLISHED ON A PARCEL BASIS, THEREBY PROVIDING A HIGH DEGREE OF FLEXIBILITY IN DATA AGGREGATION. THE CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION THEORY AS IT APPLIES TO URBAN DATA SYSTEMS WAS FIRST EXPLORED. THE ACTUAL CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EDSARS IS EXPLAINED, FOLLOWED BY PRESENTATION OF OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES NEEDED TO USE THE EDSARS SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 34, 26 PP, 4 FIG, 18 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • MAXMAN, R J
    • Grecco, W L
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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  • Accession Number: 00239266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1970 12:00AM