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7 Table 1. Business areas for TransXML. Transportation Highway Bridge Transportation Roadway Construction/ Structures Safety Survey/Design Materials Bridge Analysis and Crash Reports Design Surveys Estimates Design Crash Location Parcel/Boundary Proposals Bridge Load Rating Roadway Inventory Surveys Letting and Award Bridge Construction Citations Geometric Design Construction Bridge Inspection Driver Information Pavement Design Management Bridge Management Vehicle Information Right-of-Way Materials Bridge Operations Emergency Medical Construction/ Bridge Maintenance Info Stake-out Federal Motor Survey Feature Carriers Info Codes Crash Analysis Cross Section Work Zone Safety Pay Item Quantities to identify and prioritize where XML schemas would be Task 14. Final Report--Prepare final report documenting beneficial, and where activities are already supported by the results of Tasks 1 through 13, and a companion CD- existing XML schemas. ROM including the text of this report, the TransXML Task 6. Schema Development Plan--Based on the prior- schemas and documentation, the Tasks 10 and 11 software ities established in Task 5, develop a plan for full develop- programs and data, source materials for the Tasks 1 and ment of the initial set of TransXML schemas that can be 7 websites, and an archive of all postings made to the col- successfully accomplished within the confines of the laboration tool. budget and schedule. Task 15. AASHTO IS Presentation--Develop and deliver Task 7. Develop Moderated Web-Based Collaboration a summary presentation for the TransXML project at a Tool--Develop a website which will serve as a forum for meeting of the AASHTO Administrative Subcommittee on collaboration across a wide spectrum of stakeholders on Information Systems. the development of TransXML schemas. Task 8. Phase 1 Interim Report--Prepare a report docu- menting work completed in Tasks 1 through 7. 1.4 Contents of Report Task 9. Develop Business Area XML Schemas--Design This report summarizes the results of Tasks 1 through 13. and develop XML Schemas using an open process that It is organized in the following sections: encourages wide participation by stakeholders. Task 10. Develop Web-Based Validation Software-- Section 1 list sources cited in this report. Provide web-based software to check submitted TransXML Section 2 provides a high-level view of surface transporta- schemas for compliance with TransXML schema require- tion data exchange requirements, providing a context for ments (and W3C specifications). formulation of long-term goals for TransXML. Task 11. Software Documentation, Source Code, and Section 3 reviews prior XML schema and data standards Sample Data--Develop sample software and datasets relevant to the four focus areas of roadway survey/design, demonstrating application of the new TransXML schemas. transportation construction/materials, highway bridge Task 12. Recommend Implementation Framework-- structures, and transportation safety. It identifies prior Recommend a framework for supporting continued schema schema which could be incorporated into TransXML. development and improvement. Section 4 identifies and prioritizes gaps between key busi- Task 13. Recommend TransXML Stewardship Model-- ness areas where XML schema would be beneficial, and Develop recommendations and an implementation plan for business areas already supported by prior XML schemas. future funding, management, and maintenance of Trans- Section 5 describes the TransXML schema development XML to encourage its sustained development and use. process and work products.

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8 Section 6 discusses future stewardship of TransXML. It Appendices C and D present the UML models developed examines options and presents an implementation plan. in this project, which represent the results of the design Section 7 lists sources cited in this report. phase of XML schema development. Appendix A includes detailed information on existing Appendix E documents the XML schema and applications XML standards that were evaluated for relevance to developed for this project that were delivered to NCHRP TransXML. These reviews were current as of October in electronic form. 2004. Appendix F contains applications and source code. Appendix B is the summary report documenting the Appendix G provides feedback on schemas and UML investigation of the use of the Geographic Markup Lan- models. guage (GML) as the basis for TransXML.