MERGING WITH THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY--GIS: THE ULTIMATE INFORMATION SANDWICH

This article, reprinted from the Virginia Department of Transportation Bulletin, reports that geographic information systems (GIS) are analogous to a "Dagwood" sandwich. Information is collected and compiled in layers--like a sandwich--to show vast quantities of disparate data simultaneously. Traffic accident statistics, pavement characteristics, topography, demographics, political boundaries, survey control points, etc., can be presented through GIS graphically, causing it to be more quickly understood and communicated.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 4-6
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 74
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1995 12:00AM