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.
Webcast Summary, Data Integration through Data Governance
Presenter: Ian Kidner of Ohio DOT
ODOT Word Cloud
A summary report for the webcast presented by Ohio DOT’s Ian Kidner has been posted to the GIS in Transportation website. Mr. Kidner’s presentation, “Data Integration through Data Governance,” focuses on the challenge of inconsistent data standardization at State DOTs, and details how the Ohio DOT took steps toward improving their data storage, and usage via data governance policies. The presentation also recounts how the Ohio DOT created an organizational structure to implement data governance policies, and the use of a Data Governance Maturity Model assessment to inform their efforts.
The latest edition of the quarterly newsletter is now available. Click here to read it. It features an article by Kimberly Zerr, South Dakota DOT GIS Coordinator. The article explains South Dakota DOT's top three reasons for upgrading to Microsoft SQL 2014.
This newsletter also features an editorial by the mayor of Buckeye, AZ and Chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments, Jackie Meck. The editorial explains the ways in which Mayor Meck was able to leverage a research grant to better serve the Intermountain West region.
Presenters: Alan Smith, Eric Jackson, and Rich Harper of WSDOT
WSDOT Bridge Inventory: ArcMap
A summary of a recent GIS in Transportation webcast is now available here. The 34th webcast in a quarterly series of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) webcasts was presented by Alan Smith, GIS & Roadway Data Branch Manager; Eric Jackson, Systems Development Manager; and Rich Harper, Senior GIS Application Developer at Washington State DOT. This presentation features the geospatial application that WSDOT developed to address overhead clearance operations in response to a vehicle striking an overhead bridge support.
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.