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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Bryan Douglas
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T21:27:31Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T21:27:31Z
dc.date.issued2004-08
dc.identifier.otherweaver_bryan_d_200408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/weaver_bryan_d_200408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22020
dc.description.abstractThe National Map (TNM) concept allows for a more effective and regenerative public mapping program but not without overcoming some significant challenges. Numerous federal initiatives attempting to consolidate spatial information continue to proceed with poor coordination. This thesis assesses TNM road database implementation plan. The major organizational and technical constraints to spatial data integration are presented. Literature and sample data are used to develop indices that measure road data integration complexity, potentially assisting policy-makers in the development of relative cost models for various integration strategies. Results suggest an overwhelming need for a comprehensive requirements analysis for TNM transportation theme. The establishment of an overarching authority over federal, domestic mapping agencies is recommended. Integrated public road GIS data and systems is a daunting goal but one that remains in the best interest of the nation and should be pursued by the administration in the spirit of responsible governance.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectThe National Map
dc.subjectData integration
dc.subjectInstitutional integration
dc.subjectInformation sharing
dc.subjectTransportation
dc.subjectFederal mapping programs
dc.subjectIntegration measures
dc.titleImplementation of the National Map road database with consideration for organizational and technical integration constraints
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorLynn Usery
dc.description.committeeLynn Usery
dc.description.committeeSteve Holloway
dc.description.committeeXiaobai Yao


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