The results of a recent Better Roads survey on the the use of computers by highway departments are presented and discussed. The survey revealed that 56.1% of the highway departments use computerized road engineering and design, and nearly half of the departments run some form of road and pavement management system. The most-wanted highway department software includes total mapping systems and good-quality accounting programs. Software purchases depend on getting the money to buy needed hardware. The most wanted hardware, according to survey results, includes: 386-based computers; large plotters; and stand-alone computer aided drafting and design (CADD) workstations.

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  • Accession Number: 00485360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM