HIGHWAY LOCATION-THE COMPUTER VS THE BRAIN

ONE OF THE EARLY USES OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS IN HIGHWAY LOCA- TION IS THE DIGITAL TERRAIN MODEL. THE COMPUTER STORES, IN THE FORM OF DIGITIZED DATA, A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF A STRIP OF TERRAIN. A DESIGNER FEEDS INTO THE MACHINE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ALIGNMENT AND PROFILES, AND THE MACHINE COMPUTES THE CONSTRUCTION COST OF EACH OF THESE. HOWEVER, THIS MACHINE DOES NOT DETERMINE WHICH IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR A HIGHWAY AND MUST NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE OVER AN ESSENTIALLY CREATIVE FIELD.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 2-3
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development 1963
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  • Accession Number: 00203100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM