Date of Award

Fall 10-1993

Document Type

Master's Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


The department of Agricultural Economics undertake various government contracts for GIS based applications. Currently, they have multi-year contracts with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH). This contract is carried out in the Agricultural Economics Geographical Information System lab (AEGIS). One part of the contract is to integrate a heterogenous system comprising of PCs and Intergraph workstations so that the PC can share the data or Microstation Geographical information system Environment (MGE) and ORACLE based applications. Since the Department also undertakes other contracts which requires them to use ARC/INFOR as the front-end while the data would reside in ORACLE they needed a communication link between the SUN workstation (running ARC/INFO) and the Intergraph station.