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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

New GIS Resources Coming Soon

Stay tuned for new resources from the FHWA GIS in Transportation program. We are excited to share new content with you in the coming weeks, including:

  • A summary and recording of the latest peer exchange, sponsored by the FHWA/FTA Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Program focused on how Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) can use GIS and other data tools to advance equity goals in their agencies. Hosted by the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO), this peer exchange featured MPOs from across the country sharing notable practices and lessons learned, and identifying needs.

  • A case study on Asset and Performance Management, featuring interviews with State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) that discuss notable practices for employing data collection for asset and performance management.

  • A case study focused on the use of crowdsourced data collection methods and how transportation agencies use this data to improve transportation safety. This case study features interviews and notable practices from State DOTs and MPOs with experience implementing, deploying, and creating organizational “buy-in” to safety-related GIS tools and other planning products using crowdsourced data.

This new content and more will be available soon. Subscribe to the FHWA GIS newsletter using the link on the right-hand side of the page now to learn when new information will be available.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Ohio DOT’s TIMS Webinar Recording Now Available

The recording of the latest GIS-T webinar is now available here! In this webinar, representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) discussed their efforts to develop their Transportation Information Management System (TIMS).

Stephen Hale, GIS Systems Administrator for ODOT shared how TIMS helps internal and external DOT stakeholders to use the GIS team’s established data standards to publish their own data in SQL, instead of manually updating spreadsheet files. TIMS shifts this burden of light data processing to the users themselves, and allows the GIS staff to focus on managing data from a high level and analyze ODOT’s overarching needs. Hale explained how he and his team use TIMS to facilitate transparency in the data management process, thereby empowering staff to utilize data belonging to other staff members.

The webinar summary is forthcoming. Watch the full recording of the webinar here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

May Newsletter Now Available

VTrans dashboard
VTrans dashboard

The latest edition of the GIS in Transportation newsletter is now available here.

This edition features an editorial by Sarah Linn, Maintenance GIS Coordinator at the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). Ms. Linn's article describes how VTrans created a mobile application to assess damage to roadway infrastructure following a storm event.

The May edition also includes a spotlight on upcoming resources from the FHWA's GIS in Transportation Program.

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the May webinar featuring Kansas Department of Transportation will be postponed to a future date. A new announcement will be made once the webinar is rescheduled. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please stay tuned for future announcements.

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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