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Designing Geodatabases for Transportation / Edition 1

Designing Geodatabases for Transportation / Edition 1

by J. Allison Butler
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Designing Geodatabases for Transportation addresses the development of a GIS to manage data relating to the transportation facilities and service commonly organized around various modes of travel for accurate and reliable data exchange. Transportation involves several modes of travel, and although the details of each mode can be quite different, this book demonstrates how all follow a basic conceptual structure. That structure consists of an origin, a destination, a path between the two, and a conveyance that provides the ability to move along the path to establish a common data structure.

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ISBN-13: 9781589481640
Publisher: ESRI Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 461
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

J. Allison Butler has worked in a range of local, regional, and state transportation agencies during a thirty year career. The author of more than seventy-five professionally published works, Butler has been a consistent innovator in such fields as spatial database design, traffic engineering, planning policy, and economic development. He is a frequent conference speaker and workshop instructor on a number of topics, including highway safety, geodatabase design, agency management, and land-use planning.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii About the author xvii Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Part 1 Basic geodatabase design concepts Chapter 2 Data modeling 11 Chapter 3 Geodatabases 37 Chapter 4 Best practices in transportation database design 71 Chapter 5 Geometric networks 97 Part 2 Understanding transportation geodatabase design issues Chapter 6 Data editing 115 Chapter 7 Linear referencing methods 143 Chapter 8 Advanced dynamic segmentation functions 161 Chapter 9 Traffic monitoring systems 183 Chapter 10 Classic transportation data models 205 Chapter 11 The original UNETRANS data model 227 Part 3 Enterprise-level solutions and modal data models Chapter 12 Improving the UNETRANS data model 237 Chapter 13 The revised UNETRANS network data model 265 Chapter 14 State DOT highway inventory: Editing 287 Chapter 15 State DOT highway inventory: Publishing 331 Chapter 16 A multipurpose transit geodatabase 365 Chapter 17 Navigable waterways 383 Chapter 18 Railroads 411 Final thoughts 431 Index 433

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