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AN OVERVIEW OF THE LBL SOCIO-ECONOM IC-ENV IRON M ENTAL-DEMOG RAPH IC INFORMATION SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128306D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-15
Document File: 16 page(s) / 54K

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Software Patent Institute

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DONALD M.AuSTIN: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A SOCIO EaMUC ENVIRONNWAL DEMOGRAPHIC INFOfMTION MM (SEEDIS) HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING GROUP OF LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY. THIS PAPER INDICATES THE PHILOSOPHY AND M(YrIVATION 'WHICH LED TO, THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEEDIS AND BRIEFLY DESCRIBES EACH OF ITS COMPO104T PROJECTS. APPENDICES INCLUDE A LISTING OF LIVS CURRENT DATA BASES, DESCRIPTIONS AND SWU FORNATS OF REPORTS PREPARED FOR THE MANPOMER. INDICATOR PROGRAM, AND A DESCRIPTION OF AND E)WeLES OF 94PS GENERATED UTILIZING THE UL CGMPUTER MAPPING SYSIEN. MARCH,1975

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE LBL SOCIO-ECONOM IC-ENV IRON M ENTAL- DEMOG RAPH IC INFORMATION SYSTEM

(SEEDIS)

DONALD M.AuSTIN, SUZANNE G. KRANZ, AND CARL QUONG

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING GROUP LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY UNIVERSITY OFCALIFORNIA BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94720

ABSTRACT

A SOCIO EaMUC ENVIRONNWAL DEMOGRAPHIC INFOfMTION MM (SEEDIS) HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING GROUP OF LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY. THIS PAPER INDICATES THE PHILOSOPHY AND M(YrIVATION 'WHICH LED TO, THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEEDIS AND BRIEFLY DESCRIBES EACH OF ITS COMPO104T PROJECTS. APPENDICES INCLUDE A LISTING OF LIVS CURRENT DATA BASES, DESCRIPTIONS AND SWU FORNATS OF REPORTS PREPARED FOR THE MANPOMER. INDICATOR PROGRAM, AND A DESCRIPTION OF AND E)WeLES OF 94PS GENERATED UTILIZING THE UL CGMPUTER MAPPING SYSIEN.

MARCH,

TABLEOFCONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

DEVELOPMENT OF SEEDIS

RELATION To ERDA MISSION

DESCRIPTION OF INDIVIDUAL SEEDIS PROJECTS 2 FUTURE SEEDIS ACTIVITY 5 APPENDIX A.-CURRENT DATA BASES AT LBL APP-1 APPENDIX B.-DEMOGRAPHic REPORTS APP-4 APPENDIX C.-THE LBLCOMPUTER MAPPING SYSTEM APP-19

INTRODUCTION

For the past three years the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Mathematics and Computing Group has been engaged in the design and implementation of a Socio-Economic- Envirordnental-Demographic Information System (SEEDIS). It is generally acknowledged that LBL and the other National ERDA Laboratories are leaders in the development of computing techniques for data storage and retrieval, data analysis and graphical display systems. The development of SEEDIS provided a medium for direct application of this expertise as well as an

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE LBL SOCIO-ECONOM IC-ENV IRON M ENTAL-DEMOG RAPH IC INFORMATION SYSTEM

opportunity for involvement in the fields of environmental quality and energy resources which are now part of the broadened ERDA mission. While ERDA-supported research formed the basis of the development of SEEDIS, the major efforts were funded primarily by other Federal agencies, iiRcluding the Department of Labor, the Bureau of the Census and the Army Corps of Engineers. These projects were undertaken through inter-agency agreements between the ERDA and the participating Federal agencies.

While the motivation of each funding agency in supporting SEEDIS has been to meet its own programmatic requirements, the analytic tools and systems developed in.response to any specific project have proved gen-erally applicable. Thus, the potential applications of systems developed for any given SEEDIS project far exceed the limited scope of work for that particular project. This research has been truly "interagency" in that participating agencies have mutually benefited frm the tools and data made available through pre-vious or concurrent SEEDIS development. Moreover, the demand for information generated through the system h...