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Paper w78-1995-535:
San Francisco international airport: eye on progress

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San Francisco international airport: eye on progress

Abstract: With an eye on airport safety and future expansion, San Francisco International Airport has been investing in state-of-the-art computer technology to improve facilities maintenance, speed construction projects, and reduce operation costs. Since the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce purchased the 100 acres off Old Bayshore Highway at the edge of South San Francisco in 1927, the Airport has been continuously expanding and increasing in complexity with each decade. With every expansion and increase in passenger load, more and more tools are required to maintain the Airport and keep it functioning. Therefore, when the Airport started preparing for another expansion, the elements were already in place for the development of a geographical information system (GIS). The GIS will be the foundation for other systems, such as automated facilities management or computer aided dispatch to eventually create an overall computerized information model of the airport properties including a three-dimensional electronic model of the airfield and facilities. The decision to computerize was designed to increase the efficiency and safety of the Airport in a broad range of functions.



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Class: class.commerce (0.020800) class.synthesis (0.012902) class.economic (0.012446)
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