Development of the Military Construction Data System (MCDS). Part I.
ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The report discusses the interrelationships of projects involving data-gathering and data-processing that are currently being developed at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CERL and lists the common data elements from these projects. Also examined is the Military Construction Data System MCDS Data DictionaryDirectory Model-its functions, data base structure, encoding and loading techniques, inputoutput retrieval commands, and updating methods-and sample retrievals. Finally, a data base management package evaluation scheme is presented, through which a data base management package developed by the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA, called the MIDMS, was examined and selected as the most efficient implementation of the MCDS data bases. Author
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