This edition of the quarterly newsletter features an article about the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission’s Open Map Portal Initiative. The initiative is a web-based application that highlights a wide range of transportation data in the Ohio Valley region.
Uses of GIS for Transportation Performance Management: Case Studies of Select Transportation Agencies
TPM Case Study Report Now Available
SHA’s MAP-21 Dashboard
To explore how State DOTs are developing programs around TPM, particularly as they prepare for requirements introduced by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) legislation, FHWA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center interviewed four State DOTs and developed a series of case studies focusing on their experiences.
This report supports GIS practitioners and decision-makers by identifying examples of noteworthy practices, considering the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches in using GIS solutions for TPM and related efforts, and determining how to best use GIS to communicate the impacts of performance-based operations and planning at the State DOT level.
To see this report and browse other reports like this one, please visit this page.
A summary will soon be available of the peer exchange which took place in Kansas City, KS on June 14-15 of last year.
The exchange was held as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Transportation program and hosted by Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). It focused on a discussion of uses of geospatial/GIS tools and applications in relation to the All Road Network of Linear Referenced Data (ARNOLD).
This newsletter features a Q&A with a new GIS user group: The Geospatial Online Transportation User Group (GOTUG) and an editorial by Dan Seidensticker on using GIS to map the transportation improvement program (TIP) at the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MATPB).
FHWA Geospatial Data Collaboration (GDC)
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.