Evaluation and Development of MIS Interface

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CAIT project no.: 60 32 RU848

Fiscal Year: 1999/2000

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Kaan Ozbay, Nebahat Noyan

External Author(s): Sue Gresavage

Sponsor(s): NJDOT


NJDOT has been working on creating a digital database of its roadway plans and Right-of-Way (ROW) maps by scanning them to allow easy access to all prospective users. The scanned documents are location specific, and can be referenced to a specific geographical location on the New Jersey highway system. The best and most efficient way to search for these documents is clearly through their geographical locations. Thus, it is quite natural to develop a system that integrates the digitized document database with a Geographical Information System (GIS)-Based highway database. The main goal of the prototype GIS-Based Information System (GISMIS) is to provide an intelligent and easy to use computer tool to process this large database of digital roadway plans and ROW maps. GISMIS tool is connected to a third party product namely, Falcon/DMS, that is used to manage this large database of digital roadway plans and ROW maps. The user can easily identify his/her new location on the GIS map and then search the database for the scanned roadway plans and ROW maps associated with the location identified on the GIS map.