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This post is a reminder announcement about Esri’s Collector User Group (UG), which focuses on mobile data collection topics, lessons learned, and best practices within the State DOT community.  Tom Brenneman (from Esri’s Transportation Team) is a co-chair for the UG along with Shawn Blaesing-Thompson (Iowa DOT) and Ian Kidner (Ohio DOT).


The next UG meeting will held via webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  This will be a great opportunity for State DOTs to connect with each other and to learn more about how Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS can assist them with their field data collection workflows.

If you would like to be added to the Collector UG email distribution list, please contact Shawn Blaesing-Thompson at

In addition, if you have a Collector-related topic you would like to see presented at a future meeting and/or are interested in presenting at a future meeting, please contact Shawn, Ian, and Tom (emails provided below):
Shawn Blaesing-Thompson (Collector UG Co-Chair, Iowa DOT)
Ian Kidner (Collector UG Co-Chair, Ohio DOT)
Tom Brenneman (Collector UG Co-Chair, Esri)

Thank you for your interest and participation!

As Transportation Asset Management Plans (TAMP) become a common practice, many DOTs are facing the stark reality that they lack a comprehensive asset inventory.  DOTs are more frequently investigating effective, efficient and investment conscious strategies for collecting and cataloging the myriad of assets they manage.  Here is a great article describing Utah DOTs methodology for collecting, managing, using and distributing their comprehensive asset inventory.


Esri has partnered with Stan Burns (Retired Director of Asset Management at UDOT, President of Integrated Inventory), Mandli and Numetric to provide briefings to many of the DOTs about this approach to building, sustaining, utilizing and realizing a solid return on investment for a comprehensive asset inventory.