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Integration of GIS into Pavement Management Systems for Low Volume County Roads




Grass, David

Type of Degree



Civil Engineering


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have often been used for highway pavement management (PM), but rarely for low volume county roadway systems. Methods for implementing GIS as a useful tool for county engineers in pavement management systems were developed and examples of decision making applications are provided. Supplementary data sources and how they can be beneficial to these management systems are also described. Conclusions include the effectiveness of GIS as a tool within county pavement management systems. Also, some conclusions on how GIS improves the decision making process relating to pavement maintenance and rehabilitation activities are included.