DEVELOPMENT OF A MOBILE MAPPING SYSTEM FOR USE IN EMERGENCY GAS LINE MAINTENANCE VEHICLES. IN: CONFERENCE RECORD OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST VEHICLE NAVIGATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1989

This paper presents a mobile mapping system that has been developed for use in gas line maintenance vehicles. In the case of gas leaks and other incidents, data reflecting the latest pipeline configuration is absolutely essential. Tokyo Gas Co. has developed a computerizad mapping system fo facilitate quick revision of maps following new construction work. However, that improvement was still not very helpful for the emergency maintenance crews dispatched to sites where problems had occurred. The mobile mapping system in emergency maintenance vehicles was thus developed to meet the work site requirements. Information that is continually being revised can be obtained by directly accessing the maintenance center database via car telephone. This innformation and data stored in an on-board CD-ROM are displayed on a monitor. While en route to the site, the data needed can be obtained through communications with the maintenance center. This enables a maintenance team to be mobilized more quickly. A prototype of the system has been completed and is now undergoing a field test.

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    • The Conference was sponsored jointly by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Toronto Chapter of IEEE, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and Transport Canada.
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  • Authors:
    • UENO, H
    • Kawai, A
    • Sato, H
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 177-184

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  • Accession Number: 00610710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-9692316-2-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM