The Geospatial Data Act has been cleared by the Senate and awaits signature from the President. This Act, which is part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill, provides direction for Federal Geographic Data Committee, as well as the National Geospatial Advisory Committee. The Bill defines geospatial data and provides support for the Geospatial Platform and the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Case Study Report: Data Governance and Data Management
Case Study Report
Our latest case study report is now available here! This report explores how State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) currently define and apply the concepts of data governance and data management. Four State DOTs were interviewed for this effort (Arizona, Arkansas, Ohio, and Texas) to ascertain the current and planned levels of implementation, and to obtain feedback on what the Federal Highway Administration can do to facilitate the development of these processes.
The latest edition of the newsletter is now available here. This edition features an article by Lily Bui, PhD candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Bui's article focuses on the crowd-sourcing mapping effort in the wake of Hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico and how a team leveraged GIS and OpenStreetmap to help first responders. It also includes an editorial by Paul Giroux, a GIS Professional. The editorial features the use of Capability Maturity Models to help your organization employ GIS as efficiently as possible.
Webcast Summary: Slimgim Maturity Model & Slimgim-T Development
Presenter: Eric Abrams of Iowa DOT
Eric Abrams Presentation
A summary report for the webcast presented by Eric Abrams of Iowa DOT has been posted to the GIS in Transportation website. Mr. Abrams's presentation focused on Maturity Models for Transportation Agencies' use of GIS. Maturity models provide a framework for creating a shared vision and common language for an organization’s goals, and can be used for benchmarking the progress towards those goals. The written summary of his presentation can be found with the other webcast summaries.. And to view a recording of the presentation, click here.
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.