Please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for its 24th installment in a quarterly series of webcasts highlighting applications of geospatial technologies in transportation.
The webcast will take place on Wednesday, February 4th from 3-4 PM ET.
Tom Hein and Mary Beth Pfrang of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), and Brian R. Sovik of Data Transfer Solutions, LLC will discuss and give a live demonstration of their traffic management website, WICHway. WICHway provides the latest traffic information on Wichita’s highways. It is part of the statewide Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) designed to help travelers, commuters, commercial transport and other drivers make informed decisions as they travel Kansas highways. With a redesign of the website, KDOT project sponsors wanted to continue the current functionality of the website but looked to incorporate innovative ideas that would enhance the delivery of information – especially to mobile users. With a short timeline, the new WICHway.org website was created and launched, and is being used successfully on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
To access the webcast, please see the information listed below:
The intended audiences for this webcast series are planners and GIS practitioners from State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, FHWA Division Offices, and State and Federal resource agencies.
If you would like highlight one of your agency's geospatial applications in an upcoming webcast, please contact Paige Colton (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-494-2361). Information on previous webcasts can be found here on FHWA’s GIS in Transportation website.
Friday, January 9, 2015
GIS January Newsletter
The January GIS in Transportation Newsletter is now available here. This newsletter features an article by Sandra Tosca, P.E., of the Pennsylvania DOT, who describes the agency's GIS-based Snow Route Planning Application. In addition, Drew Davis of Larimer County, CO, and Will Allender of New Century Software, discuss the process and implications of developing a public-facing website in under 5 hours when flooding hit the region in 2013.
Snow Route Planning App
Friday, January 2, 2015
Reports on Geospatial Data-Sharing
Three reports explore how State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies are developing and using geospatial tools to support increased collaboration and improved information-sharing. These objectives are associated with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Geospatial Data Collaboration (GDC) initiative, which encourages State DOTs and others to use geospatial tools to streamline and improve transportation decision-making. The reports are now available online.