Presenters: Alan Smith, Eric Jackson, and Rich Harper of WSDOT
WSDOT Bridge Inventory in ArcM
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.
GIS CMM Case Study of Select Transportation Agencies
New Report Now Available
URISA GIS CMM Spider Diagram
A recently published report illustrating the experience of State DOTs who completed a Capability Maturity Model focusing on GIS is now available. Following the 2016 peer exchange, a group of participating State DOTs agreed to test URISA's GIS CMM. In exchange, URISA was able to provide access to the online tool for testing, allowing each State DOT to create its own profile and visualize the results of the assessment. To capture each State's experience using the tool, FHWA in conjunction with the Volpe Center interviewed four States that were able to complete a CMM and analyze its results.
The latest edition of the quarterly newsletter is now available. Click here to read it. It features an article by Crystal Goodison, Associate Director and Associate Scholar at the GeoPlan Center of University of Florida. Ms. Goodison's article illustrates the geospatial tools and data, developed by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center, for assessing the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure to current and future flood risks.
This newsletter also features an editorial by Joel Bump, MIS Director at Indiana Department of Transportation. Mr. Bump's editorial outlines a system using Indiana DOT’s data warehouse to track damage to transportation infrastructure due to automobile crashes.
Presenter: Chris Glantz, Lead Remote Sensing Surveyor, ODOT
LiDAR scanning of pole truck
A summary of a recent GIS in Transportation webcast is now available here. The 33rd webcast in a quarterly series of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) webcasts was presented by Chris Glantz, Lead Remote Sensing Surveyor with the Geometronics Unit, Oregon Department of Transportation. Mr. Glantz' presentation provided an explanation of how Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanning technology provides a smarter, safer, and more efficient means of surveying geospatial information of transportation infrastructure and gave examples of how ODOT has used LiDAR data.
To read this webcast summary and browse other summaries like this one, please visit this page.
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.