INFORMATION SYSTEMS RELATED TO HIGHWAY PLANNING

FUNCTION ANALYSIS IS BASIC TO A GOOD INFORMATION SYSTEM DIRECTED TOWARD THE OPERATIONS OF AN ENTIRE ORGANIZATION. SUCH AN ANALYSIS TENDS TO INDENTIFY DUPLICATION OF EFFORT, USE OF DIFFERENT NAMES AND CODES TO DESIGNATE THE SAME FUNCTIONAL ELEMENT OR PROJECT, AND FAILURE BOTH TO GET INFORMATION TO ALL UNITS REQUIRING IT AND TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION AMONG UNITS. AN INFORMATION SYSTEM SHOULD ADDITIONALLY PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY IN ASSESSING ALTERNATE PLANS. MANAGEMENT AT ALL LEVELS TEND TO BE WEDDED TO OUTMODED METHODS FOR DATA HANDLING AND NEED TO BE PERSUADED OF THE ADVANTAGES OF BETTER METHODS OF DISPLAY AND EXPLOITATION. TO A LARGE EXTENT THIS CAN BE PROMOTED THROUGH DEFINITION OF THE OBJECTIVES THAT THE INFORMATION SYSTEM IS TO SERVE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p. 113-115
  • Monograph Title: AUTOMATION SYSTEMS FOR HIGHWAY ORGANIZATIONS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019974
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1972 12:00AM