AN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM FOR URBAN AREAS

AN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR THE CITY OF VANCOUVER UTILIZING ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT. THE SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED AS AN URBAN DATA BANK SUITABLE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS. DATA MAY BE STORED BY GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION ON SUCH INFORMATION AS ORIGIN AND DESTINATION OF TRIPS, POPULATION, ASSESSMENT, INCOME, ACCIDENTS, FLOOR SPACE, TAXATION, SERVICES, LICENSING AND LAND USE. IN THE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM DEVELOPED, THE STREETS THEMSELVES ARE ASSIGNED COORDINATE NUMBERS THAT FOLLOW THE CONFIGURATION OF THE STREETS EVEN WHEN NON-LINEAR. THUS THE COORDINATES DO NOT REFLECT DISTANCE BUT IDENTIFY STREET CONFIGURATION AND ROUTES. SIX DIGITS ARE ADEQUATE TO IDENTIFY EACH OF THE 10,000 BLOCKS IN THE CITY. INDIVIDUAL PROPERTIES OR INCREMENTS OF A STREET SECTION CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY ADDING TWO DIGITS TO THE BASIC CODE. THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN USED FOR INVENTORIES, PRIORITIES AND CONTROL OF PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE AND FOR ANALYSIS INVOLVING THE RESCHEDULING OF REFUSE COLLECTION ROUTES. VARIOUS TRAFFIC ANALYSIS PROGRAMS ARE NOW BEING DESIGNED.

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    Vancouver, British Columbia /Can

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  • Authors:
    • Curtis, W H
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  • Pagination: p. 19-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 92pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 1981 12:00AM