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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

November Newsletter: Tennessee LiDAR Program Collaboration

State DOT works with other State Offices to fund LiDAR data collection

The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration and the
Tennessee Department of Transportation collaborated on a recent project to fund collection of LiDAR data. The newsletter is authored by TNDOT and Tennessee state employees, whose dual perspectives on the Tennessee LiDAR Program demonstrate the value of
working across boundaries and reducing duplicated efforts. The newsletter can be found here.

Monday, December 9, 2019

GIS Open Data Case Studies of Select Transportation Agencies

This newly available Case Study report covers Geographic Information System (GIS) open data portals or websites where select public agencies make their data available for download or use. These portals have become key tools in information dissemination. The report identifies themes and best practices as cited by each transportation agency.

The case studies highlight efforts from the following organizations:
New York State Department of Transportation (NYS)
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA)
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO)

The report can be found here.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Peer Exchange Report: GIS and Data Governance

This report provides highlights from a peer exchange held in Olympia, Washington on November 14-15, 2018.

This newly available peer exchange report covers our fall peer exchange that showcased the value of data integration into Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. The peer exchange emphasized the importance of investing in data and understanding the value of data governance for resource efficiency and planning.
This event was hosted by Washington DOT, with participation from Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, and Oregon DOTs, as well as the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

The Report Summary can be found here.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Upcoming Slimgim-T Webinar

The first of three upcoming Slimgim-T Capability Maturity Model Webinars will be October 10 at 1pm EST! This hour-long webinar will focus on Organizational Structure and Leadership, with a presentation by Eric Abrams of Iowa Department of Transportation. To participate in this webinar, use the following conference information:

Conference Call Phone Number: 1-877-336-1274
Access Code: 7838594 #
A webinar recording will be posted here after the event.

The Slimgim-T Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a great way to understand how your agency is using GIs. There will be two additional webinars in November and December, one on Corporate Culture and Organizational Capacity, and another on Enterprise GIS Sustainability and Foundational Data and Technologies.

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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