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The purpose of the quarterly GIS webcast is to promote the use of GIS for improved decision-making in transportation planning by cultivating a community of GIS practitioners who can share their knowledge, experiences, and advice.

FHWA encourages planners at State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), FHWA Division Offices, and state and federal resource and regulatory agencies to take advantage of these resources.

Webcast, Date Webcast Description and Speakers
Webcast 39
October 2, 2018
Drone Use in Bridge Inspection
Speakers: Jennifer Wells, State Bridge Inspection Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Barritt Lovelace, Regional Manager, Collins Engineering, Inc; Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP)
Webcast 38
July 31, 2018
Drone Use at Alabama Department of Transportation
Speakers: John D’Arville, GIS/LRS Data Management Administrator, Alabama Department of Transportation; Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP)
Webcast 37
May 31, 2018
Slimgim Maturity Model & Slimgim-T Development
Speakers: Eric Abrams, Spatial & GIS Team Leader, Iowa DOT; Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP)
Webcast 36
April 24, 2018
MBTA LandTracker Application
Speakers: Rachel Goldsmith, Independent Consultant; Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP)
Webcast 35
February 6, 2018
Ohio DOT Data Integration through Data Governance
Speakers: Ian Kidner, Ohio DOT, GIS Manager; Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP)
Webcast 34
October 5, 2017
WSDOT Bridge Geospatial Location and Vertical Clearance Data Project
Speakers: Alan Smith, Washington State DOT, GIS & Roadway Data Branch Manager; Eric Jackson Washington State DOT, Systems Development Manager; and Rich Harper Washington State DOT, Senior GIS Application Developer
Webcast 33
May 23, 2017
Mobile LiDAR - Uses at Oregon DOT
Speakers: Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP), Washington, D.C.;
Chris Glantz, Geometronics Unit, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR
Webcast 32
April 27, 2017
Data-Exchange Agreements to Meet Transportation Needs: How LA Metro Leverages Waze Data to Manage Traffic
Speakers: Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP), Washington, D.C.;
Kali Fogel, Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS) Program Manager, Los Angeles county Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
Webcast 31
March 30, 2017
URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model (CMM): A Self-assessment Tool For GIS Management
Speakers: Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP), Washington, D.C.;
Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP Representative of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) & CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
Webcast 30
December 15, 2016
Developing a Cross-Jurisdictional Edge-Matching Application and Meeting ARNOLD (All Road Network of Linear Referenced Data) Requirements
Speakers: Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP), Washington, D.C.;
James K. Graham, GIS Manager, District Department of Transportation; Marshall Stevenson, Maryland State Highway Administration, Prince George’s County
Webcast 29
June 2, 2016
Uses of Geospatial Applications for Transportation Performance Management
Speakers: Mark Sarmiento, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning (HEPP), Washington, D.C.;
Andrew Reovan, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe), Cambridge, MA
Webcast 28
April 27, 2016
Pennsylvania DOT (PennDOT) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC): Visualizing TIPs and STIPs Using GIS
Speakers: John Parker, Transportation Planning Manager, PennDOT, Bridge Program, Pennsylvania, PA; Christopher Pollard, Manager of Geospatial Application Development, DVRPC, Philadelphia, PA; Glenn McNichol, Senior GIS Specialist, DVRPC, Philadelphia, PA; Brett Fusco, Project Manager, DVRPC, Philadelphia, PA
Webcast 27
November 5, 2015
Idaho Department of Transportation and King County (WA) GIS Center: Making a Business Case for GIS Technologies
Speakers: Greg Babinski, Finance & Marketing Manager, King County GIS Center, King County, WA; and Nicole Hanson, GIS Specialist, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
Webcast 26
June 16, 2015
South Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) - Projects, Programs, the STIP and MAPS: Sharing Project Info with the Enterprise
Speakers: Lynsee Gibson, Director of Program Controls, South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT); Pat Broussard, President, PMG Software Professionals; and
MaryGail Broussard, Owner and COO, PMG Software Professionals
Webcast 25
March 18, 2015
Oklahoma Department of Transportation (DOT) - Managing Roadway and Bridge Events for Oversized and Overweight Vehicle Routing
Speaker: Jay Adams, Director - Special Projects Manager, Oklahoma DOT
Webcast 24
February 4, 2015
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) - WICHway: A Traffic Management Website
Speakers: Tom Hein, WICHway Manager, and Mary Beth Pfrang, GIS Project Manager, of KDOT; and Brian R. Sovik, Vice President GIS - Transportation Solutions, of Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
Webcast 23
September 9, 2014
Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) - Making Right-of-Way Accessible
Speakers: Nina Safavi, Survey & GIS Project Manager, and Ryan Cloutier, Plans & Titles Chief, ROW Section at VTrans
Webcast 22
June 11, 2014
Maryland State Highway Administration's (MDSHA) Enterprise Geographic Information System (eGIS)
Speakers: Laurie Goudy, eGIS Program Manager/Assistant Division Chief, MDSHA; Mike Sheffer, GIS Coordinator/Assistant Division Chief, MDSHA; Erin Lesh, GIS Project Manager, MDSHA
Webcast 21
January 15, 2014
Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Snow Plow Tracking from Start to Finish
Speakers: Eric Abrams, Geospatial Infrastructure and Coordination Manager, and John Hart, Senior Transportation Engineer, at Iowa DOT
Webcast 20
October 29, 2013
Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) E-TRIMS
Speaker: Bryan Semore, GIS Technician, TDOT
Webcast 19
August 22, 2013
City of High Point (NC) Transportation Department's Innovative Sign Inventory and Management
Speakers: Gwen Ford, Transportation GIS Planner, City of High Point, NC; Blake Langland, President, Design Information Technology Inc.
Webcast 18
May 30, 2013
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's (AHTD) Crash Location Tool
Speaker: Sharon Hawkins, Section Head Mapping and Graphics, AHTD
Webcast 17
February 27, 2013
Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) Eco-Logical Application
Speakers: Bill Bass, Chief Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, and Meredith Dang, Land Use Transportation Coordinator, at H-GAC
Webcast 16
November 1, 2012
San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) Interactive Mapping Application (iMap)
Speakers: Cecilio Martinez, Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Web Analyst, San Antonio-Bexar County MPO; and Clayton Elkins, GIS Analyst, San Antonio-Bexar County MPO
Webcast 15
July 19, 2012
The New Mexico Department of Transportation's (NMDOT) Mobile Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Speakers: John DiRuggiero, Head ITS/Information Technology (IT) Program Development, ITS Bureau, NMDOT; and Lee Jensen, Chief Technology Officer, RealTimeSolutions
Webcast 14
May 9, 2012
June 12, 2012
The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Online Transportation Information System (OTIS)
Speakers: Gary Aucott, GIS Cartographic and Data Development Specialist, CDOT; and Allen Ibaugh, CEO, Data Transfer Solutions (DTS)
Webcast 13
February 22, 2012
UPlan, an Interactive, Web-Based GIS Tool Developed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
Speakers: John Thomas, Director of Planning, UDOT; Andrea Moser, Planner/GIS Manager, Bio-West; and Frank Pisani, GIS Manager, UDOT
Webcast 12
November 2, 2011
Technology and Cost Considerations for New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) Traffic Monitoring Count Reports Cloud Deployment
Speakers: Chris Zajac, NJDOT and Bud Luo, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Webcast 11
August 29, 2011
Integrated Environmental Planning (IEP): Tools for Enhancing Environmental, Transportation, and Tribal Capacity
Speaker: Sharon L. Osowski, Ph.D., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
Webcast 10
May 23, 2011
Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool (COAST)
Speaker: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
Webcast 9
March 10, 2011
Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) GIS
Speakers: Jason Wang, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Sang Yoo, Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian Transportation Institute
Webcast 8
January 19, 2011
Missouri DOT's (MoDOT) Traveler Information Map
Speakers: Matt Hiebert and Stuart Harlan, MoDOT
Webcast 7
August 10, 2010
Ohio DOT (ODOT) District 2's GIS-Based Asset Management Applications
Speaker: Fred Judson, ODOT District 2
Webcast 6
April 29, 2010
Buncombe County, North Carolina, Multi-Hazard Risk Tool
Speaker: Todd Pierce, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), University of North Carolina (UNC)-Asheville
Webcast 5
December 14, 2009
Washington DOT's Winter Operations Geospatial Application
Speakers: Alan Smith and Tom Clay, Washington DOT
Webcast 4
September 25, 2009
Nevada DOT's MLRS and Event GeoLocator Application
Speakers: Lawrie Black and Grahame Ross, Nevada DOT
Webcast 3
June 10, 2009
Evolution of Maryland State Highway Administration's Road Centerline and One Maryland, One Map
Speakers: Graham Petto, Maryland Department of Planning; Joe White, Maryland State Highway Administration; Ashley Buzzeo, Center for GIS at Towson University; and Lindsay Major, Maryland Governor's Offic
Webcast 2
February 23, 2009
Iowa DOT's Multi Level Linear Referencing System
Speakers: Eric Abrams and Steven Kadolph, Iowa DOT
Webcast 1
November 13, 2008
Enterprise GIS Webcast
Speaker: Jared Causseaux, Florida DOT
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