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The web address will remain the same, and there will be disruption to newsletter subscriptions when the new website is live.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Minnesota DOT: Drone Use in Bridge Inspection
The Evolution of MNDOT's UAS Program
A summary report for the webcast presented by Jennifer Wells and Barritt Lovelace of Minnesota DOT (MNDOT) has been posted to the GIS in Transportation website. Their presentation focused on MNDOT's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program and its use for bridge inspections. MNDOT has conducted three phases of research focused on utilizing drones as a tool for improving the quality of bridge and structure inspections.
A summary report for the webcast presented by John D'Arville of Alabama DOT (ALDOT) has been posted to the GIS in Transportation website. Mr. D'Arville's presentation focused on ALDOT's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program. The program has required coordination between FAA requirements and Alabama state laws, and the program is continuing to evolve with improved basic operator training and the opening of the UAS Command Center. The written summary of his presentation can be found with the other webcast summaries.. And to view a recording of the presentation, click here.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Peer Exchange Report: GIS in Maintenance
This report provides highlights from a peer exchange held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on April 10-11, 2018.
Maintenance-IQ System, PennDOT
The latest peer exchange report is now available here! This report covers our spring peer exchange that showcased the Geographic Information System (GIS)
applications being used for maintenance purposes across the U.S., and discusses challenges, needs, and
issues that agencies face in implementing maintenance activities. This event was hosted by Pennsylvania DOT, with participation from the Maryland State Highway Administration and North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia DOTs.
GDC is a new initiative for geospatial data-sharing sponsored by FHWA. The initiative encourages transportation agencies to use geospatial tools to share data, increase collaboration, and improve the quality and speed of transportation decision-making.