Please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for its 21st installment in a quarterly series of webcasts highlighting applications of geospatial technologies in transportation.
The webcast will take place on January 15th from 2-3 PM ET.
Eric Abrams, Geospatial Infrastructure and Coordination Manager, and John Hart, Senior Transportation Engineer of the Iowa Department of Transportation, will discuss the department’s implementation of a snow plow tracking system capable of collecting locations, quantities and environmental conditions. The webcast will explore the initial project concept, how the concept evolved and was implemented, and lessons learned from the project. It will also address how Iowa's linear referencing system made tracking easier, and how truck hardware and leveraging web services helped with disseminating information. The webcast will include a live demonstration of the system.
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.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
GIS Fall Webcast
Summary now online
A summary of the fall GIS in Transportation webcast is now available here.
Bryan Semore of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) discussed and demonstrated the DOT's new web-based roadway information management system. TDOT has a rich history of deploying technology to help manage critical infrastructure facilities. For example, TDOT's Tennessee Roadway Information Management System (TRIMS) provided tremendous benefit to TDOT by performing complex data maintenance as well as roadway analytics. However, the cost of deploying and maintaining this large scale client/server based application was a big challenge. To address these issues, TDOT decided to create E-TRIMS - a new web-based application with the same analysis capabilities in a modernized format. E-TRIMS provides a customizable map interface with "Road Finder" query capabilities, allowing output on the map or as a tabular report, as well as thematic maps and charts. In addition, E-TRIMS allows users to perform and save any number of queries and change map settings for future use or access by other DOT users.