An assessment is made of the factors that need to be considered when specifying a data management system. These are identified as the level of information to be stored, its category -strategic, tactical and operational plus aspects to determine the value of information. Also the types of reporting that are possible are outlined. With any information system, the specification must reflect the type of computer installation that is available and what constraints it imposes. The West Sussex traffic data system, Toreador, is seccribed using the headings from the first section as a model. The imnportance of a network referencing system is stressed, especially if information systems are to be linked together. Finally, emphasis is placed on the need to keep the end-user of an information system firmly in mind. For the covering abstract of the symposium see TRIS 396069. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the Symposium on Highway Maintenance and Data Collection July 13-14, 1983, Nottingham University, England. Volume 1 Papers. Volume 2 Discussions.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nottingham University, England

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Nottingham NG9 3FQ,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00396089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM