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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 37
Edited by: B. Kumar
Paper IV.2

Development of an Information Model for a Geographical Information-based (GIS) Bridge Management System (BMS)

T.H. She and G. Aouad

Department of Surveying, University of Salford, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
T.H. She, G. Aouad, "Development of an Information Model for a Geographical Information-based (GIS) Bridge Management System (BMS)", in B. Kumar, (Editor), "Information Processing in Civil and Structural Engineering Design", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 103-111, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.37.4.2
This paper describes the research work currently undertaken through the use of a hybrid modelling approach to develop an effective information model to support the development of a Geographical Information System (G1S)-based Bridge Management System (BMS) and presents the architecture for implementing such a system for the Bridge Unit of the Public Works Department (JKR) in Malaysia, using both the Information Engineering (IE) and Object-Oriented (00) Methods. Using this hybrid modelling approach, Information Engineering Method is first used to model the organisation's business objectives and functions and decomposing the functional requirements and high level activities of the organisation down to the required detailed information requirements. Object-Oriented Method is then employed to define object models to show the relationships between objects and the operations performed on them. Finally, the software architecture and interface for implementing such a system is explained.

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