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Quality of stormwater runoff discharged from Massachusetts highways, 2005-2007

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5269

Table of contents for the CD-ROM disk.

Smith, K.P.,and Granato, G.E., 2009, Quality of stormwater runoff discharged of Massachusetts highways, 2005-2007: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5269, 198 p. with CD-ROM.

Hardware and Software Requirements:
This disk is compatible with UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh computer operating systems with the appropriate CD-ROM reader hardware and software. Many of the applications on the disk, however, are designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The CD-ROM is designed to be used in conjunction with World Wide Web browser software (for example, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Mosaic). To view the report, point your browser to file R:\ReadMe.htm where "R" is the letter designating your CD-ROM drive letter. The information on this disk can be explored using the browser interface. Links to pertinent Internet sites, however, require that the user's computer have an active Internet connection. Links to Internet sites are designated by their Web address, for example, the URL: http://www.FHWA.dot.gov

Note: Internet links are valid as of May 2010 but may become obsolete with time.

The executable program files must be installed by use of the accompanying setup wizard. You need administrative rights on your computer to install this software. Some versions of the Windows operating system may produce security warnings when the software is installed or run.   For more information on the installation process click here.

  ReadMe.htm -- This table of contents (this file)
  SIR 2009-5269
  Highway-Runoff Database Documentation
  Highway-Runoff Database Runtime Installation Files
  Highway-Runoff Database Files
  Product and copyright disclaimer
  Copyright and License Information
  U.S. Geological Survey contact information

Main Report:
  USGS SIR 2009-5269 -- The text of the report documenting the current study.

Highway-Runoff Database Documentation:
  FHWA-HEP-09-004.pdf -- The text of the report describing the highway-runoff database application.
  HRDDv01.pdf -- The data dictionary describing the highway-runoff database.
  FHWA-HEP-09-004-Plate.pdf -- Data structures of the highway-runoff database--Entity/Relationship (E/R) Diagram.

Highway-Runoff Database Runtime Installation Files:
Note: This version is compiled in the Microsoft Access Runtime Interface and can be used without a copy of Microsoft Access on the computer. Installing the runtime version ensures that the user has all the necessary software drivers, support files, and database references to run the application. The runtime file must be installed by someone with administrative rights on your computer. Some versions of the Windows operating system may produce security warnings when the software is installed or run. Right-click on the web link, save the installation file to your hard drive, and run it to install the runtime version.

  FHWAHighwayRunoffDatabase.exe -- The highway-runoff database installation package.

Highway-Runoff Database Files:
Note: Right-click on the web link, save to hard drive, and uncheck "Read Only" on database properties before using. It is best to use the compiled version of the database (the mde file). If the graphical-user interface of the Highway-Runoff Database generates an error install the runtime version. The Highway-Runoff Database application computer code is written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The VBA computer code that was written by the USGS is open-source software that is available to the public in the uncompiled Access database files.

Note: Changing the names of existing forms, tables, or fields will disrupt the existing graphical-user interface. Make a backup copy before attempting any design changes. Please make note of the License and Disclaimer before making design changes.
  HighwayQWV01.0.0a.mde -- A compiled verion of the highway-runoff database application in Microsoft Access 2003 format.
  HighwayQWV01.0.0a-2003.mdb -- The highway-runoff database application (with source code) in Microsoft Access 2003 format.
  HighwayQWV01.0.0a.mdb -- The highway-runoff database application (with source code) in Microsoft Access 2000 format.

The computer files on this CD-ROM were prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), which are agencies of Federal and State Governments, respectively. This information was compiled for quantitative analysis of available data on a national and(or) regional scale. Although the information, metadata, and computer files have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete and accurate, this information is presented without warranty, expressed or implied, as to accuracy or completeness. The USGS, FHWA, and the MassDOT reserve the right to revise the software and the data pursuant to further analysis and review. These data and the software on the CD-ROM have been used by the USGS and are released on condition that the USGS, FHWA, or MassDOT may not be held liable for any damages resulting from their use. The use of trade or product names on this computer disk is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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