Design of Telecommunication Network for Geographic Information Systems for the Appalachian Council of Governments: A Case Study
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments SCACOG is a nonprofit organization located in Greenville. One of its many functions is to establish and maintain Geographic Information Systems. Due to the expected growth in the Greenville area following the opening of a new BMW plant, a method of sharing the areas geographic data is desired. The five buildings wishing to be interconnected are located within a three mile circle. This thesis is written as a public service to increase overall networking knowledge and to aid in the solving of an actual Information Resources problem. In doing so, several technologies were investigated that would suitably satisfy the SCACOGs connectivity requirements given a funding constraint. Infrared and microwave were discounted because of their costs andor limited range. Spread spectrum and dedicated T-1 lines from the local phone company fell within the range and price constraints. Spread spectrum and TCPIP, both originally developed for the military, were selected as the telecommunication service and file transfer product to fulfill the SCACOGs requirements.
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