Technologies for integrating, communicating, analyzing, and displaying spatial information interactively have been evolving in recent years. Although dissemination and analysis of information over the Internet are efficient and time effective in reaching a multitude of users, it is still difficult to perform these operations with transportation data in a graphical format using the Internet. The development of a prototype system for this purpose is described in this paper. The system specifications include the need for versatility in utilizing several forms of data such as spreadsheets, AutoCAD drawings, as well as coverage produced from various Geographic Information System (GIS) programs (e.g., ARC/INFO). These specifications were designed to ensure maximum utilization of existing data and to facilitate data sharing within and among various organizations. The prototype system is demonstrated using a case study of projects from the Clark County Department of Public Works in Nevada. The system was developed using an off-the-shelf suite of software programs (MapGuide). Using this software greatly reduced startup costs, time, and configuration management tasks and did not compromise the desired functionality. Through its web site, the system facilitates communications between elected officials, public works agency staff, management, stakeholders, and constituents using the Internet or intranets. Various applications were designed and developed to support project management, resource allocation, and internal or external communications as well as information storage, retrieval, analysis, and display and office automation. Because of the promise shown by the prototype system, a variety of transportation and public-sector agencies have expressed an interest in its full-scale deployment to address their emergent needs.


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 122-131
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  • Accession Number: 00769519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309070570
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1999 12:00AM