A microcomputer-based resource information management system.

R. L. Day, G. W. Petersen, R. L. Cunningham

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A microcomputer-based resource information management system (RIMS) is being developed to help resource planners at county and local levels make efficient and effective agricultural and urban landuse decisions. Minimal cost and simplicity of operation are major design criteria. Data components of the system include digitized soil maps and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). The current system operates on an IBM-PC and graphically displays interpretive soil maps for areas interactively selected by the user. Mainframe computer software which generates landform parameters such as slope, aspect, slope shape and flow networks are being modified for the microcomputer system. DEM data and digitized soil data have been spatially registered and digitally overlaid to provide a more comprehensive database for resource management. Future development will be directed towards the incorporation of numerical process models and expert system technology to improve user interaction and analytical capacity of the system. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-539
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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