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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030717
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 3 Issue 7, 2012.
Abstract: The geospatial analyst is required to apply art, science, and technology to measure relative positions of natural and man-made features above or beneath the earth’s surface, and to present this information either graphically or numerically. The reference positions for these measurements need to be well archived and managed to effectively sustain the activities in the spatial industry. The research herein described highlights the need for an information system for the Land Surveyor’s Equipment Store. Such a system is a database management system with a user-friendly graphical interface. This paper describes one such system that has been developed for the Equipment Store of the Department of Geomatic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. The system facilitates efficient management and location of instruments, as well as easy location of beacons together with their attribute information; it provides multimedia information about instruments in an Equipment Store. Digital camera was used capture the pictorial descriptions of the beacons. A Geographic Information System (GIS) software was employed to visualize the spatial location of beacons and to publish the various layers for the Graphical User Interface (GUI). The aesthetics of the interface was developed with user interface design tools and coded by programming. The developed Suite, powered by a reliable and fully scalable database, provides an efficient way of booking and analyzing transactions in an Equipment Store.
J A Quaye-Ballard, R. An, A. B. Agyemang, N. Y. Oppong-Quayson and J. E. N. Ablade, “GUI Database for the Equipment Store of the Department of Geomatic Engineering, KNUST” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 3(7), 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030717