GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS): THE FUTURE IS NOW! ADMINISTRATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is an emerging technology developed to relate spatial objects and events. A GIS can be used to build application dealing with geographic data, integrate data, and build a strategy to provide an Information System for knowledged workers. It can reduce data collection and data gathering costs, provide better and more timely analyses, and increase productivity. Although the GIS is similar to other programs such as automated mapping or computer-aided design, it is distinctly different from these programs. Anyone wishing to implement a GIS should keep in mind that it is an emerging system which means that it is still developing and may not be able to address the immediate needs of the user without further programming and that to use the system will require a well planned program for department representation and significant training. The long range benefits, however, will be worth all implementation costs.
- Selected Committee Meeting Papers presented at the Seventy-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Wichita, Kansas, December 5-6, 1988.
Washington, DC United States 20001
- Crampton, S C
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pagination: p. 21-24
- TRT Terms: Geographic information systems; Geography; Implementation; Information systems; Integrated systems; Management information systems; Training
- Uncontrolled Terms: Integration
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Education and Training; Geotechnology; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Research; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00494691
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM