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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July GIS Newsletter Now Available

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

This edition features an interview with John Farley, GIS Manager, and Marc Clifford, Deputy Chief Information Officer, of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (NCDIT). In collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, John and Marc led a team that created storm portals for three major hurricanes in 2018 and 2019; their interview explores how they built and maintain the portals, and lessons learned for future projects.

July’s newsletter also features an editorial by Robert O. Vos, Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies with the University of Southern California (USC) Spatial Sciences Institute. He teaches technology project management courses for USC’s GIS graduate programs, and his award-winning research focuses on industrial ecology, including projects on regional materials flow analysis, eco-industrial park planning, lifecycle assessment, and sustainability indicators.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New GIS Resources Coming Soon

Stay tuned for new resources from the FHWA GIS in Transportation program. We are excited to share new content with you in the coming weeks, including:

  • A summary and recording of the FHWA GIS-T webinar, Using GIS to Create a State of the System Map. This webinar features staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota IT Services to discuss their State of the System map (SOS), and how they use their SOS to increase flexibility and usability of different MnDOT datasets.

  • A case study on Asset Management Field Data Collection Tools, featuring interviews with State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) that discuss best practices on the use of data collection technologies to collect and manage geospatial asset data.

  • A case study focused on best practices and tips for State DOTs using data dashboards. GIS-enabled data dashboards allow transit agencies to better manage large, real-time datasets that can inform decisionmaking. The agencies interviewed for this case study use both internal and external dashboards.

This new content and more will be available soon. Subscribe now to learn when new information will be available.

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.

What We Do

The GIS in Transportation program facilitates the knowledge transfer of GIS skills, best practices, and technical resources among State, regional, and local transportation organizations. This website captures the respective lessons learned and makes them available to all GIS practitioners and transportation professionals.

FHWA HEPGIS Application

The HEPGIS website is an interactive, web-based geographic map server that enables users to navigate, view, and print geospatial maps using only their web browser.

Geospatial Data Collaboration

Geospatial Data Collaboration (GDC) is an FHWA Every Day Counts 2 initiative that encourages transportation agencies to use geospatial tools to share data, increase collaboration, and improve the quality and speed of transportation decision-making.


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Mark Sarmiento
FHWA Office of Planning

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