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Accession Number PB2013-103494
Title Development of Geotechnical Data Schema in Transportation, Executive Summary Report.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 3p
Personal Author D. Ponti L. Turner M. Hoit
Abstract To develop a standard data dictionary and XML schema for geotechnical data. The standard includes a data dictionary (imbedded in the schema) and XML (extensible markup language) schema which are GML (geographic markup language) compliant. A data dictionary is the definitions, ranges of values and agreed upon processes for the scientific information. The XML schema is a representation of the data dictionary in a standardized computer format. GML allows the data to be compliant with GIS systems and provides geospatial location capability. The dictionary and schema include a structure for geotechnical data, major portions of geoenvironmental data and some geophysical data as well as a method for adding new features and guidelines for adding to the schema. This standard was transferred to the GeoInstitue of the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ultimate purpose of the standard is to create the foundation for the development of data and asset management systems.
Keywords Foundations
Geographic information systems
Geotechnical engineering
Highway design
Highway engineering
Highway planning
Slope stability

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Executive summary rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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