The summer GIS in Transportation Newsletter is now available. Please click here for the newsletter.
The summer newsletter includes an article by Fred Judson, GIS Coordinator at the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) District 2, on the district's GIS-based asset management applications.
Also included in the summer issue is an editorial by Eric Abrams, GIS Coordinator at Iowa DOT. The editorial focuses on implementation of geospatial web services and processed-based GIS applications.
The image below is a screenshot from ODOT's web-based mapping application, which the newsletter describes in more detail.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
GIS Practice of the Week
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's Historic Bridge Management System
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) developed a Historic Bridge Management System (HBMS). HBMS utilizes innovative GIS technologies to effectively manage the AHTD Historic Bridge Inventory and enhance mitigation during historic bridge replacement processes.
AHTD developed HBMS to centralize its historic bridge data using GIS technology, monitor and analyze trends in distribution and replacement of AHTD's historic bridges, improve marketing of historic bridges, and enhance mitigation techniques used during the historic bridge replacement process.
Using HBMS, AHTD can easily locate historic bridges on maps and interpret each bridge's landscape. HBMS also includes documents for each bridge, such as National Register of Historic Places nomination forms, related Section 4(f) and other programmatic agreements, and other materials.