The Winter GIS in Transportation Newsletter is now available here. This newsletter features an article by Eric Leaming and Brett Juul of Oregon DOT (ODOT), and Robert Kirkman of HDR, Inc. They discuss how upgrading ODOT's Excel-based Work Zone Traffic Analysis (WZTA) tool to a GIS-focused, web-based tool has delivered long-term organizational benefits.
Also included is an editorial by Ryan Buck of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS) on how cloud technologies are revolutionizing the data creation and sharing process.
GIS capabilities of WZTA tool
Thursday, March 21, 2013
GIS Winter Webcast
Recording now online
A recording of the winter GIS in Transportation webcast is now available here. A summary of the webcast will also be available shortly.
The webcast speakers were Bill Bass, Chief GIS Specialist, and Meredith Dang, Land Use Transportation Coordinator, at the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). The speakers discussed their Eco-Logical Application, which provides planners with online mapping capabilities to identify valuable environmental resources within the region. The application is a decision support system for regional planning, an inventory of high value environmental resources, and functions as a data clearinghouse for organizations and the public. For more information, please see H-GACís Eco-Logical Application website.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Case Studies in GIS for Internet Portals
Now available online
FHWA sponsored a research effort that investigates the experiences of transportation agencies in the deployment of Internet-based mapping portals based on GIS. The report summarizing this research is now available here.
The report presents background information, a series of case studies, and a summary of conclusions given the experiences of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Interactive Mapping Program; New York State DOT's Oversize/Overweight Pre-Screening Tool; Georgia DOT's GeoTRAQS; Iowa DOT's Snow Plow Portal; and Kansas DOT's KGATE system.