The latest edition of the newsletter is now available here. This edition features an article by Lily Bui, PhD candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Bui's article focuses on the crowd-sourcing mapping effort in the wake of Hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico and how a team leveraged GIS and OpenStreetmap to help first responders. It also includes an editorial by Paul Giroux, a GIS Professional. The editorial features the use of Capability Maturity Models to help your organization employ GIS as efficiently as possible.
Webcast Summary: Slimgim Maturity Model & Slimgim-T Development
Presenter: Eric Abrams of Iowa DOT
Eric Abrams Presentation
A summary report for the webcast presented by Eric Abrams of Iowa DOT has been posted to the GIS in Transportation website. Mr. Abrams's presentation focused on Maturity Models for Transportation Agencies' use of GIS. Maturity models provide a framework for creating a shared vision and common language for an organization’s goals, and can be used for benchmarking the progress towards those goals. The written summary of his presentation can be found with the other webcast summaries.. And to view a recording of the presentation, click here.
Monday, August 6, 2018
Webcast Summary: MBTA LandTracker Application
Presenter: Rachel Goldsmith of Greystone
MBTA Land Tracker Application
A summary report for the webcast presented by Rachel Goldsmith of Greystone has been posted to the GIS in Transportation website. Ms. Goldsmith gave a live demonstration of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority's (MBTA) Real Estate Land Tracker application. The application provides an inventory of all relevant information and documents for any particular land parcel owned by Mass DOT and/or the MBTA. The written summary of her presentation can be found with the other webcast summaries.. And to view a recording of the presentation, click here.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
July 2018 Newsletter
Image from DDOT's article
The latest edition of the newsletter is now available here. This edition features an article by James Graham, GIS and Applications Manager at District Department of Transportation (DDOT), illustrates how DDOT is leveraging LRS and MIRE data. It also includes an editorial by Anders Kosnett, Operations Research Analyst at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, which explains how the Fish and Wildlife Service collaborate on inputting data via a web app and ground-truth that data with field observations.
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.