Uses of Cloud Technologies for Geospatial Applications
Report now available
Great potential exists in using cloud technologies to support GIS applications, but their use is still evolving. To explore this in more depth, the Federal Highway Administration sponsored a research effort to investigate transportation agenciesí GIS and cloud computing initiatives. The report summarizing this research is now available here.
The report presents background information, a series of case studies, and a summary of conclusions based on the following initiatives:
Idaho Transportation Departmentís IPLAN
Maryland Department of Transportationís Miss Utility Tracking System, interactive mobile applications, iMap Application templates, and Enterprise GIS system
Ohio Department of Transportation and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commissionís Location Based Response System programs
Utah Department of Transportationís UPlan
Washtenaw Area Transportation Studyís (WATS) long-range transportation plan deficiency maps and Mi Community Remarks application, and interagency data sharing initiative
WATS deficiency map
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
GIS Fall Newsletter
The fall GIS in Transportation Newsletter is now available here. This newsletter features an article by Warren Kron, GISP, and Justin Priola, GISP, of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge (City-Parish), LA. They describe the conversion of the City-Parish's GIS road network to a linear referencing system (LRS). In addition, Charles Fay of the Transportation Research Board, and Omar Smadi of the Iowa State University, highlight the importance of using GIS as a tool to integrate, analyze, and visualize data from the second Strategic Highway Research Program naturalistic driving study.