DEVELOPMENT OF THE MILITARY CONSTRUCTION DATA SYSTEM (MCDS) PART I

This report discusses the interrelationships of projects involving data-gathering and data-processing that are currently being developed at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) and lists the common data elements from these projects. Also examined is the Military Construction Data System (MCDS) Data Dictionary/Directory Model--its functions, data base structure, encoding and loading techniques, input/output retrieval commands, and updating methods--and sample retrievals. Finally, a data base management package evaluation scheme is presented, through which a data base management package developed by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), called the MIDMS, was examined and selected as the most efficient implementation of thw MCDS data bases.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Lee, EKC
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TR-P-26 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM