AUTOMATED PLOTTER NEEDS STUDY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 1970-1975

INITIALLY, THE PROBLEM WAS THAT COMPUTER SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT DID NOT HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPUTERIZED PLOTTING NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS OR THE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THESE NEEDS. STUDY RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE PRESENT COMPUTERIZED PLOTTING EQUIPMENT CAN COPE WITH THE NORMAL GROWTH WORKLOADS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. HOWEVER, IT WILL NOT SATISFY ANTICIPATED USER NEEDS RESULTING FROM AN INCREASED WORKLOAD IF NEW PROGRAMS ARE DEVELOPED; NOR WILL IT PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES REQUESTED BY POTENTIAL USERS. DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT WHEN JUSTIFIED IS RECOMMENDED. IF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ADOPTED, THEN THE APPROXIMATE SAVINGS OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD COULD APPROACH $7 MILLION. THE COST TO ACHIEVE THESE SAVINGS IS ESTIMATED TO BE $761,000 FOR NEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, MORE EQUIPMENT TO SUPPORT AN EXPANDED PROGRAM AND OPERATIONAL COSTS TO MAINTAIN THE PROPOSED SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • F-7-31, I. C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Public Works

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  USA  05914

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM