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5 CHAPTER 1 Installation Guide for DIETT The Disruption Impact Estimating Tool--Transportation The operation of DIETT requires a user with moderate (DIETT) is a scenario-enabled estimating tool for identifying knowledge of Microsoft Access (MS) Access and MS Excel. The and prioritizing transportation choke points (TCPs) accord- configuration of DIETT requires a set of relatively recent ver- ing to their potential economic impact on U.S. commerce. The sions of off-the-shelf basic software. For advanced functions, software and hardware requirements, installation instructions, the user will need additional software. and data importation processes for DIETT are summarized below. 1.1 Software and Hardware DIETT is configured to operate in two modes: (1) inde- Requirements pendent of CATS-JACE1 and (2) within CATS-JACE.2 How- ever, regardless of the mode of use, independent or within Software and hardware should meet the minimum require- CATS-JACE, the operation and structure of DIETT are the ments listed in Table 1. It is particularly important to have the same. For simplicity, in this guide, references to DIETT relate specified versions of the Microsoft software. DIETT will oper- to the independent (non-CATS-JACE) mode. The installation ate without ArcGIS version 9; however, without it some of the instructions refer to DIETT's use on personal computers more advanced functions of DIETT will not be available. (PCs), but an experienced CATS-JACE operator should be able to readily import DIETT into CATS-JACE. 1.2 Standard Installation Installation instructions for loading DIETT onto a PC are provided in Table 2. Installation should proceed in the 1 CATS-JACE is the acronym for Consequences Assessment Tool Set-Joint Assess- sequence listed. ment of Catastrophic Events, a program based on a commercial geographic imaging system (GIS). CATS-JACE is a configuration of CATS, a disaster analy- sis system, which is available as an off-the-shelf package. CATS-JACE was devel- oped for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Defense 1.3 Importing Users' Data Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide a comprehensive package of haz- ard prediction models (natural hazards and technological hazards) and a casu- The preloaded data are in the "Geodatabases" folder, labeled alty and damage assessment tools. CATS-JACE has the capability to overlay event "tcp.mdb." New data may be imported to merge with, replace, characteristics (e.g., dispersion paths), transportation (e.g., rail, highway net- or augment the preloaded database. The new data or data file works), population, and business datasets to provide an understanding of the extent, magnitude, duration, and impacts of an event. CATS-JACE also accepts may be in MS Access format or in another database format. It real-time data from local meteorological stations. is best to import the data from an external source into the data- 2 DIETT was designed to operate within CATS-JACE because CATS-JACE is base. Doing this ensures that the desired fields are loaded. available to many state transportation and security agencies and because it Exhibit 1 shows the database table structure for data imported already contains a relevant, specified optional module, ArcGIS (version 9.0), and other (unspecified) features. For more information on CATS-JACE, please access: from the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database. This data- http://cats.saic.com/. base structure is recommended for imported or created data.
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6 Table 1. Minimum software and hardware requirements for DIETT. MINIMUM SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS Software Hardware Microsoft Windows 2000 Pentium III computer or better Microsoft Office XP 1 GB free disk space ArcGIS version 9.0 (optional) 256MB memory Screen resolution set to 1024 768 pixels HELP If you have problems, please check the requirements, make needed adjustments, and try again. If the problems persist, please contact Stephan Parker of TRB's Cooperative Research Programs at SAParker@nas.edu or (202) 334-2554. Table 2. DIETT installation instructions for a personal computer. INSTALLATION 1 Go to www4.trb.org/trb/onlinepubs.nsf and click on "NCHRP Project Reports." 2 Click on NCHRP Report 525, Volume 11. 3 Save "DIETT " ZIP file to your computer. 4 Unzip DIETT files. 5 Install DIETT by double clicking on "install.bat." 6 When prompted, select "Next." 7 Select the default location or another location, and then click on "Next." 8 Click on "Install" on the "Ready To Install" screen. 9 Click on "Finish" and wait a few seconds. 10 Click on "Yes" to install the Microsoft.Net Framework 1.1* Setup. 11 Select "OK." The icon "DIETT" should appear on your desktop. 12 To run DIETT, double click the "DIETT" icon on your desktop. HELP If you have problems, please check the requirements, make needed adjustments, and try again. If the problems persist, please contact Stephan Parker of TRB's Cooperative Research Programs at SAParker@nas.edu or (202) 334-2554. * Microsoft.Net Framework 1.1 is redistributable software. It is a component of the Microsoft Windows operating system used to build and run Windows-based applications. For developers, the .NET Framework makes it easy to rapidly create powerful software that maximizes performance, scalability, opportunities for integration, reliability, security, and the end-user experience, while minimizing the costs of deployment and management. For more information, visit: http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/technologyinfo/default.aspx
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7 Exhibit 1. Sample recommended database structure--from NBI.