About the research
The primary objective of this project was to provide appropriate hands-on GIS training to Maintenance Division staff. The training consisted of three parts: a discussion of general GIS concepts, an introduction to specific software (Intergraph’s GeoMedia) tools and capabilities, and an overview of management of roadway/roadside feature inventory data within GIS. This project focused on the procedures necessary to develop and utilize a linearly referenced roadway network to manage roadway/roadside feature inventory data. The procedures apply to MGE Segment Manager 6 and 7, and GeoMedia 2.0. Under these software specifications, all distributed attribute tables, i.e., tables describing features occurring at different locations and extents along the roadway, must exist within a single RIS schema, on a centrally located database. All transportation centers would provide their inventory data to designated individuals at the DOT central office, and the data would then be accessed over the department’s local area network (LAN).