Transfer of the Iowa DOT Culverts Web-Tool Prototype to Iowa DOT Mainframe

The transfer of the prototype Iowa DOT Culverts web platform entails the following activities: 1. Meeting with Technical Advisory Committee for TR-665 and potential users from IDOT personnel for evaluating the workflow contained in the platform; 2. Applying modifications resulting from Activity 1; 3. Installation of a he acronym Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP, Python, (and/or) PERL (WAMP) web stack (WAMP is a set of free, open source applications, combined with Microsoft Windows, which are commonly used in Web server environments); 4. Installation for Geoserver and PostGress and PostGIS (back-end components); 5. Migrate the data files stored in PosGress and PostGIX; 6. Migrate the Javascript libraries and JSON datafile; 7. Testing of the functional and operational features of the platform and final checkup of the platform functionality (connection with SIIMS and hydraulic design software to be evaluated); 8. Implementation of the observations made in Activity 7; 9. Preparation of presentation materials and tutorials to be incorporated on the platform; and 10. Delivery of training session with groups of potential users. The components and ancillary software for the Iowa DOT Culverts web-platform are presented in the next section. Research Plan: Most of the “Iowa DOT Culverts” platform cyber-infrastructure and components are described in Xu (2015), Xu et al. (2015), and Muste & Xu (2017a) therefore only salient features of the geo-portal are provided in this section. The geo-portal comprises a front-end and a back-end component. The final geo-portal cyber-infrastructure will be as close as possible to the developed prototype. However, adaptations, switching of components and software scripts will be applied such that the operational platform developed on the IDOT CI mainframe to be compatible with its existing technologies.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $75008
    • Contract Numbers:

      Addendum TR-744

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Iowa, Iowa City

      Office of Sponsored Programs, 2 Gilmore Hall
      Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-2320
    • Project Managers:

      Claman, David

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Iowa, Iowa City

      Office of Sponsored Programs, 2 Gilmore Hall
      Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-2320
    • Principal Investigators:

      Muste, Marian

    • Start Date: 20180119
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01659840
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Addendum TR-744
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 12 2018 11:29AM