Adoption and full implementation of client/server computing technology and enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology are the inevitable direction of information management in transportation agencies. This paper investigates the use of enterprise GIS technology as a way to manage transportation related information. In particular, a client/server-based intelligent GIS is designed and implemented. The intelligent GIS integrates the spatial analysis capabilities of a GIS with the knowledge reasoning procedures of a Knowledge-Based Expert System (KBES) via a client/server-based computer network. Such integration provides a transportation agency with decision support tools for handling locationally referenced transportation data and generating useful information for effective decision making. Being client/server-based, the system performs as an enterprise-wide platform for GIS application development. Further, GIS applications developed under the system can share transportation related data across various departments of an agency. This paper also describes the potential use of the client/server-based intelligent GIS as the platform for one of the management systems mandated by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) - the pavement management system.


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 190-213

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  • Accession Number: 00727024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 1996 12:00AM