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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

New Case Study on Data Dashboards

Our latest case study report is now available here! Our latest case study report explores how select State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) use online, geospatially-enabled data dashboards to support data quality control, asset management, performance management, and other agency efforts. This case study features interviews with five agencies (Arkansas, Michigan, Montana, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico DOTs) to understand how States collect, analyze, and visualize data related to their dashboard projects. The case study also helps the Federal Highway Administration inform their mission of assisting DOTs with the development of these and other processes.

Previous case study reports are available here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Using GIS for Data Dashboards: Arkansas Crash Analytics Tool (ACAT) Webinar Recording and Summary Now Available

The recording of the latest GIS-T webinar is now available here! In this webinar, representatives from Arkansas DOT (ArDOT) presented lessons learned from the development and implementation of the Arkansas Crash Analytics Tool (ACAT). ACAT helps improve the timeliness, accuracy, availability, and integration of ArDOT data sets to promote roadway safety at the State and local levels.

Representatives also shared their efforts to create and manage internal and external data dashboards to track key performance indicators, inform strategic decisionmaking, and share information with the public: ARDOT uses ACAT for two dashboards, the Fatal & Suspected Serious Injury Crashes Dashboard and the Roadway Departure Crashes Dashboard. A summary report of this webinar is available here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

GIS-T Goes Virtual

Originally planned to take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium will now be held virtually the week of April 19 2021.

Updated information, including program and registration details, will be shared on the GIS-T website:

Monday, December 7, 2020

Upcoming Webinar on Leveraging GIS for ROW

FHWA will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 17 from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET to discuss the State of Vermont's efforts to develop a statewide property parcel data layer. This webinar will discuss the project from the initial enabling legislation, collaboration with Agencies and Departments, developing parcel standards, parcel data creation through vendors, issues experienced during the project, the Grand List, how this information is being used at Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), and transfer of the project to program at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI).

Speakers include Johnathan Croft, Mapping Section Chief, and Mary Haley, Right of Way Section & Survey Unit GIS Professional.

Register for the webinar here.

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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.

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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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