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PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XXVI.1

GEOSHARE - Geotechnical Data Processing for Analytical Results

D.E. Wainwright*, L.A. Wood* and E.V. Tucker+

*Department of Civil Engineering
+Department of Geography, Queen Mary College, London

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
D.E. Wainwright, L.A. Wood, E.V. Tucker, "GEOSHARE - Geotechnical Data Processing for Analytical Results", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 297-302, 1985. doi:10.4203/ccp.2.26.1
Abstract
Recent developments of the Geotechnical Database GEOSHARE are discussed, highlighting the advantage that has been taken of the new methods and approaches developed within the enviroment of Information Technology. By the utilisation of a standard 'Database Management System' (DBMS), features of GEOSHARE are comparable to those expected from a commercial data processing system. These being: data independence; data management; strict privacy and security measures; full recovery facilities to ensure data consistency in the event of hardware failures; multi-user; documentation; efficiency in term of response times and storage; user friendliness. The system has been designed to accommodate anticipated future developments within computer technology and information technology. The quality of the data held is considered innovative among Geotechnical databases by offering full scope to hold all the spectrum of data obtained from site investigations for civil engineering purposes & exploration data from the coal, gas and oil industries. Descriptions of the basic operating routines are followed by a number of output examples, illustrating the diversity of data manipulation that can be obtained from the system.

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