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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Local Agency Data Collection Webinar Recording and Summary Report Now Available

The recording of the latest GIS-T webinar is now available here! In this webinar, representatives from Massachusetts DOT share steps taken and best practices for using GIS to collect data from local agencies. Representatives also presented on the tools they created to enable municipal authorities to interactively add, update, and review its roadways and their information. A summary report of this webinar is available here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

MIRE Webinar Recording and Summary Report Now Available

The recording of the latest GIS-T webinar is now available here! In this webinar, representatives from Arizona DOT and Arkansas DOT share steps taken and best practices incorporating Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE) 2 data element onto their linear referencing system. Representatives also describe current efforts to meet the MIRE Fundamental Data Elements (FDE) requirements for intersections and interchanges. A summary report of this webinar is available here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

May GIS Newsletter Now Available

The latest edition of the GIS in Transportation newsletter is now available here.

This edition features an article by Mark Sarmiento, a GIS Planning Specialist at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Mark's article focuses on FHWA's work to update and improve the National Highway Planning Network (NHPN), which allows users to analyze and visualize highway transportation issues at the national and regional levels. This updated network benefits from FHWA's recent expanded data requirements for existing programs like the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). These new data requirements mandate that State DOTs provide FHWA with a geospatial layer representing all the public roads within their State, not only those that they own and operate. This information results in a more accurate, precise, and up-to-date NHPN.

To view past editions of our newsletters, visit our newsletter page.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Peer Exchange Report: Emergency Management

This report provides highlights from a peer exchange held in Columbia, South Carolina on September 11-12, 2019.

This newly available peer exchange report provides highlights from our fall peer exchange focused on how agencies can leverage GIS platforms in an emergency management scenario, such as a natural disaster. The peer exchange emphasized the importance of GIS platforms as effective tools for conveying vital information during an emergency.

This event was hosted by South Carolina DOT, with participation from Iowa, North Carolina and South Carolina DOTs, Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization in Florida, Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), and the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG).

The Report Summary can be found here.

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