THE EVQS INFORMATION ACCESS SYSTEM – Thesis by Richard Roth, RPI, 1972
FWI papers 1972 (pdf) Covers of papers listed below
THE EVQS INFORMATION ACCESS SYSTEM
A COMPLETE APPROACH TO HANDLING COMPLEX FORMAT
DATA, APPLIED TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SURVEY,
by Richard L. Roth.
Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF ENGINEERING
The objective of this project’ is to develop a complete scheme
for converting a large unwieldy limited/free format data source into an
easily accessed information supply. The system consists of two parts:
(a) Digitization—converting the data into a computer readable
form; and verifying its accuracy.,
(b) On-line analysis—a computer system to allow easy access to
the previously encoded data. ‘.
The whole process was originally developed for, and partially
tested on, a series of questionnaires used by K. Jack Kooyoomjian, of
the Fresh Water Institute, for research into perception of water quality
on a recreational area.
The digitization stage has three, parts: keypunching, verifying,
and access number generation. The last two are done using three specially
written computer programs.
The analysis system was written for use with Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute’s Alpha Time Sharing System on an IBM 360/50 but
will work on any IBM OS facility of equal or higher compatible level.
A locally developed access method—FSAM—is also used to increase the
The encoded data was developed as part of his doctoral
work, by K. Jack Kooyoomjian. The work was done, as part of Rensselaer’
Polytechnic Institute’s Fresh Water Institute, at Lake George on
perception of water quality in recreational areas.
Papers from FWI available
Freshwater Institute Numeric Database
John Fisher, Robert Kohberger, John Wilkinson
School of Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A LAKE GEORGE MODELING PROJECT, 1971
by Richard A. Park and John W. Wilkinson
ADLIB – Abstract Data LIBrarian
A Bibliographic Retrieval System for Data Set
Abstracts with Interaction with the FIND System
James Nagy, Robert C. Kohberger, John W. Wilkinson
A USER’S’ GUIDE TO ADLIB
by James Nagy, John S. Fisher,
Robert C. Kohberger. John Wilkinson
THE LAND USE AND NATURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY OF NEW YORK STATE
By Roger A. Swanson
State of New York
Office of Planning Coordination /D. David Brandon, Director