This edition of the quarterly newsletter features an article by Eric Abrams on Iowa Department of Transportation's process for developing their open data portal and an editorial from Cliff Curtis of MaineDOT's use of Waze data through the Waze Connected Citizens Program.
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.
This report provides highlights from a peer exchange held in Kansas City, Kansas, on June 14-15, 2016. The exchange was held as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Transportation program1 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).
LA Metro Presents on their Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS) and the use of Waze data
The Connected Citizens free data exchange program from Waze is connecting citizens and government through data. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), serving the Los Angeles County metropolitan area and parts of adjacent counties, is the region’s largest transportation agency and administrator of the Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS). As the administrator of RIITS, Metro follows the National Intelligent Transportation Systems architecture to develop, integrate, store, exchange, manage, host, operate, maintain and expand the collection, distribution and use of transportation and related data. Waze is an excellent resource using familiar GIS methods to exchange near real-time incident data. This workshop will explain the communications, transportation, and institutional architecture existing in Southern California to develop and implement the potential uses of Waze.
Summary of Capability Maturity Model Peer Exchange
Date of event: September 20-21, 2016
CMM Peer Exchange
A summary is now available of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) peer exchange that took place in September of 2016 in Nashville, TN.
The exchange was held as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Transportation program1 and was hosted by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The purpose of the exchange was to highlight the role that organizational assessments can play in developing a comprehensive GIS strategy, by sharing experiences between State DOTs that have undergone organizational assessments and State DOTs that have limited experience with, or have not undergone, an assessment.
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.