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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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Data Governance: A Federal Perspective - Webinar Summary Now Available!

The summary for the Data Governance webinar is now available! This summary captures the key themes discussed on the webinar, including motivations, benefits and challenges, and lessons learned. The summary report can be found here. All previous webinars can be found here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

Now Available


The latest edition of the newsletter is now available here. This edition features an article by Andrew Breck, an Environmental Protection Specialist at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center. Andrew's article focuses on a prototype geospatial tool developed by Volpe to integrate social equity
considerations into transportation planning and operations. The newsletter also includes an editorial by Alex Karner, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas on their research examining questions of justice and fairness in
transportation planning. Joseph Mueller, a Senior Transportation Planner at St. Cloud APO, also wrote an editorial on equity analysis from the MPO perspective.

To view past editions of our newsletters, visit our newsletter page.

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Mark Sarmiento
FHWA Office of Planning

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