Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Noted: A National Effort on Transportation Data

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 by mike.mahaffie

The US Department of Transportation (US DOT) and National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) have announced a strategic planning effort aimed at creating a national — read that as local, county, state and federal rather than just federal government — transportation data set. This is an attempt to make real the goals of what NSGIC calls Transportation for the Nation (TFTN): “to coordinate and develop nationally significant geospatial transportation data, with particular emphasis on road centerlines.”

The strategic planning effort will include workshops and needs-requirements gathering at national conferences and other opportunities to meet with data-users. It will be managed by the USDOT GIO. The contractors working on the project are Koniag Technology Solutions, Inc. and Applied Geographics, Inc. Applied Geographics is also helping create the Delaware GIS Strategic Plan).

DeGIS 2010: Inter-Regional Transportation Planning: “Making Connections Across Regional Borders”

Monday, December 28th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

Word cloud of Delaware GIS 2010 presentation abstractsThis presentation, by Tamika Graham, Transportation Planner with the Wilmington Area Planning Council, will be featured during the morning session of presentations in the Verona Room at Delaware GIS 2010: Think Spatially, Connect/Act/Lead Globally on February 10, 2010, in Dover.

Significant population growth and demographic shifts, such as employment changes and an aging population, will impact the efficiency of our transportation system. In the face of this, inter-regional coordination becomes a high priority. It promises the resolution of highway congestion, longer commute times, and increasing vehicle miles traveled, while allowing for seamless cross-border planning.