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American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Geospatial Online Transportation User's Group (GOTUG) Webinar


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

1:00-3:00pm EST


"Prioritizing Barrier Replacement with GIS" (Kaitlin Marousis; UDOT)
The Utah Department of Transportation’s barrier and guardrail assets directly support the Department’s strategic goal of Zero Crashes, Injuries, and Fatalities. In an effort to more systematically apply limited funding to known statewide needs, including physically aging assets and hazardous or outdated designs, UDOT’s Traffic and Safety Division has leveraged GIS analysis and tools to identify and prioritize barrier replacement or upgrades based on asset design and risk exposure. This has included a suite of tools, such as geospatial analysis to assign AADT and speed limits to each barrier, weighted prioritization scoring by design and exposure, a web app to visually inspect deficient barriers and avoid field visits, and a Story Map to communicate findings to Department leadership. Using GIS tools and analysis, existing asset data was leveraged to help inform decision-making and prioritize fiscally responsible maintenance of physical assets. 

"Environmental Impact Assessment/Streamlining with GIS" (Ryan Arthur; NCDOT)
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is currently modifying its approach to the project delivery process in order to reduce the time it takes for a project to move from concept to final delivery. The agency is looking to utilize GIS data analysis, application development, programmatic agreements and workflow modifications to implement automated processes to supplant many of the manual processes currently in place. This presentation will discuss in detail the overall project goals, current state of the project, obstacles, success stories and deliverables. This project is a major effort within the agency and brings together a variety of stakeholders, proving to be a model for how a large enterprise can look critically at itself and transform into a 21st century operation.


To register, access this link:

Here is the summary for the May (05/17/18) Field Data Collection User group.  The next webinar will be in August so if you are interesting in presenting or would like to be added to the group let one of us noted at the bottom know.  


Link to the recording:

Here is the direct download link to the recording of today’s UG webinar (tell everyone to fast forward to the 1:20 mark):



1.       Darin Welch and HNTB team (along with INDOT Matt Cook) - Presenting on solution built for INDOT railroad crossings that leverages Collector for ArcGIS


2.       Gary Bowles (Seneca Resources) - Presenting on use of Survey123 for ArcGIS to collect data for natural gas well pad inspections and environmental monitoring


3.        Jeff Shaner (Esri) -  Providing product updates on Collector for ArcGIS (and possibly Workforce for ArcGIS)


Thank you!

Shawn Blaesing-Thompson O 515-239-1805

Sean Dolan C 571 485 6159

Tom Brenneman C 317-361-5064


Govloop/Esri Webinar:  "Rebuild, Rethink, Refocus – How GIS Can Strengthen Our Nation’s Infrastructure"

Thursday, May 10, 2018

2:00pm EST


The nation’s infrastructure is at a critical crossroads.  Roads, sewers, bridges, and transportation networks are in major need of upgrades, and simply put, the sustainability of our infrastructure is in question.  But where do state and local governments begin when it comes to prioritizing projects or choosing to fix vs. rebuild?  Responding to the infrastructure crisis requires a different approach.  By using geodesign and geographic information systems (GIS) to transform the way governments analyze infrastructure challenges, they can find cost-effective and data-driven solutions.


Join the conversation on Thursday, May 10th at 2:00pm EST to learn how GIS can transform the way governments implement infrastructure improvements.


Specifically, you’ll learn how to:


  • Use GIS to rebuild with priority to maximize your investment.
  • Rethink current infrastructure to meet socioeconomic needs and changing lifestyles.
  • Refocus your ideas around an Internet of Things (IoT)-driven, future-ready agency.


Additional details and registration information can be found here:

Here are a number of examples of agencies incorporating Waze data into their real time traffic sites:


Sandy Spring Georgia

Sandy springs is notifying people in their traffic management center when a crash happens in the visible range of a traffic accident. They are also archiving the video for later use. This is a map that shows their camera locations and their Waze data.


Johns Creek Georgia

Johns Creek is sending emails via GeoEvent when a disabled motorist is reported. Upon receiving the email, the team will send a vehicle out to help the motorist. It’s like a city sponsored AAA if you will. 

Power point of their process:


The state of Georgia

This includes a layer for flight delays and the Esri Traffic Service 


Douglas County, Colorado

They also have a nice open data site:


The latest version of our INDOT demo dashboard is available here:


Thanks to Tom Brenneman for pulling these together.