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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Upcoming Webinar on Managing At-Grade Rail Crossings with GIS

FHWA will host a webinar on Thursday, May 20th from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET to discuss using GIS to manage at-grade rail crossings with Kansas Department of Transportation (DOT). In this webinar, Kansas DOT will discuss the development and implementation of their at-grade railroad crossing inventory database and collector tool. Kansas DOT will also discuss at-grade crossing data needs, database and collector tool training, maintenance of the database and tools, and lessons learned.

Speakers include Kevin Koester, Highway Performance Monitoring System Engineer from Kansas DOT and Kyle Gonterwitz, Project Engineer, from the City of Lawrence, Kansas.

Register for the webinar here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

GIS-T 2021 Going On Now

The AASHTO 2021 GIS for Transportation Virtual Symposium is going on now!

This year's GIS-T Symposium is held virtually April 19-22, 2021 on the Hubilo platform. Tune in to hear from your colleagues and partners about their work to advance transportation using GIS.

Register for sessions today and tomorrow here, and check back in for symposium materials after the symposium closes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

State of Vermont ROW Webinar Recording Now Available

The recording of the latest GIS-T webinar is now available here! In this webinar, representatives from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) discussed their efforts to develop a statewide property parcel data layer.

Peer presenters Johnathan Croft, VTrans Mapping Section Chief, and Mary Haley, VTrans Right of Way Section & Survey Unit GIS Professional, described how the project has advanced the mission and goals of the agency. They also explained the specific steps they took to bring the project to fruition: 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 VTrans, and transfer of the project to program at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI).

The webinar summary is forthcoming. Watch the full recording of the webinar here .

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Peer Exchange Report on Data Dashboards

This newly available peer exchange report provides highlights from our fall peer exchange focused on how agencies can leverage GIS platforms to track performance and deliverables on data quality control, asset management, performance management, and more. The peer exchange emphasized the importance of GIS data dashboards as effective tools for conveying vital information to both internal and external stakeholders.

This event was hosted by FHWA, with participation from Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia DOTs.

The Report Summary can be found 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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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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