The workshop was to evaluate and synthesize recent experience with Geographic Data Base Management (GDBM) technology and to determine whether: (1) data base management technology can be used to effectively promote data sharing among agencies, and (2) geography can be used as an effective common denominator in support of agency applications. The specific objectives were to: Assess current geographic data base management technology and its potential impact on the transportation planning process during the next decade; Evaluate current implementation strategies of UMTA contractors; and Synthesize current experience and arrive at a consensus on appropriate approaches for data base design and implementation. The workshop was organized into four major sessions of contributed papers and discussion concerning the following topics: (1) GDBM Opportunities for Transportation Planners: Needs and Requirements for the 1980's; (2) Data Base Management Directions and Alternatives; (3) GDBM Experience and Current Research; and (4) GDBM Implementation Scenarios. This final report reviews major highlights of the workshop in context of its objectives; identifies major workshop themes: and determines a series of recommendations to guide UMTA/FHWA in future research and investments in this area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    HDR Systems, Incorporated

    103 Oronoco Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM