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"The Michigan Bridge Conditions Dashboard provides up-to-date information on more than 11,000 bridges throughout the state, including locally-owned bridges...Users can sort data on the dashboard based on bridge location, status, ownership, and quality rating."


Link to article:  MDOT's new interactive map lets you check on bridge status throughout the state | Michigan Radio

Link to Esri Story Map/Dashboard: 

Capitalizing upon the success of Spike’s integration with Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS mobile app, ikeGPS is pleased to announce that we will begin working on an integration between Spike and Esri’s premier field data collection app, Collector for ArcGIS. Integration development between the two apps is planned for late 2019 and is forecasted to be ready in time for the 2020 field season.


Learn more about how you can participate in beta testing in the Spike-Collector working group here.

The December 2018 update to ArcGIS Online introduced a new user type licensing model to better match team members with the capabilities and apps they need to complete their work. As you start planning your 2019 field season, consider how this new model will help you fine tune the capabilities you need and get the most out of the licenses you purchase for your field workforce.


Read more here:  Taking User Types to the Field 

"According to Roberto Avila, CDOT’s GIS applications and  data services unit manager, undertaking such a project the old way—using laptops and pen and paper—would literally have taken the agency months.  By switching to tablets equipped with Spike and Survey123, the inventory collection times went 'from months to minutes.'"


Read more here:  Featured Project: Transportation Department Saves Time with Unique Application of Spike by ikeGPS | Sign & Digital Graph… 

Esri is proud to announce the 18.1.0 release of Collector for ArcGIS on the iOS platform!  Developed in parallel with existing minor releases this year, supported by over 2,000 beta participants, this release is very special.  Available as a new download from the App Store, Collector has been rebuilt from the ground up with several key new enhancements and features:


  • Better maps 
  • Improved user experience 
  • Streamlined offline workflows 
  • New capabilities and tools
  • 3D data collection

Esri is very close to the initial release of Collector for ArcGIS (Aurora) on iOS, and will be hosting a holistic testing event on October 2-3, 2018.  This is a great time to get involved if you are interested in exploring the new capabilities that Collector offers and want to test your existing data collection workflows.


Note:  This is a remote event and will be limited to iOS onlyFor those interested in participating, please fill out the below survey to ensure broad coverage of customers and industries:


During the event, participants will have the opportunity to test their workflows and provide feedback on new capabilities, including:


  • Taking and working with maps offline
  • Creating and working with pre-planned offline areas
  • Improved sync workflows, including auto-sync
  • Collecting data with high-accuracy GNSS receivers (including Trimble R1/R2)
  • Copying existing features from other layers
  • All the capabilities already available in our beta release


Thank you!

Thank you to all those who attended Esri’s “Conducting Safety Analysis Using GIS” webinar on Friday, August 24th.


For your reference, the presentation slides from the webinar can be accessed/viewed here:


A full video recording of the webinar can be accessed/viewed here:


Thank you again for your attendance and participation in this webinar, and please let me know if you have any questions or issues accessing the links above.


Best regards,

Sean Dolan


Winter is join Esri's Transportation Team on August 21st to learn how you can use GIS tools to support your real-time snow management and road maintenance operations.  Register today at:

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:

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:

"The quick and easy data access that Survey123 provides helps Iowa DOT determine the most cost-effective way to repair the pavement and make roads safer in the process."


Iowa DOT's Office of Construction and Materials is doing some great work with Esri's "Survey123 for ArcGIS" software.  Read more HERE.

Be sure to attend the next installment in Esri's DOT Webinar Series:


All Roads with Roads & Highways

Wednesday, December 5 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PST)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has required that each State DOT submit an All Roads Network with their Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) or annual road mileage submittals. This webinar focuses on the use of Roads and Highways to meet this critical requirement.


Registration information can be found here:  Esri Department of Transportation Webinar Series.

Thank you to all who attended the Esri Collector User Group Meeting on November 9, 2017.  Special thanks to the presenters from New York State DOT (NYSDOT) and Miami-Dade County (FL) and Eric Rodenberg from Esri's Transportation Team for sharing their work and updates.


NYSDOT's presentation and Miami-Dade County's presentation are both attached to this blog post.

For your reference, a video recording of this webinar is available for direct download here:  Please fast forward to the 14:09 mark and start from there.


The next Collector UG Meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 8, 2018.  Please email Shawn Blaesing at if you'd like to attend.


Thank you.

Thank you to all who attended the Esri Collector User Group Meeting on June 8, 2017.  Special thanks to the presenters from PennDOT, GeoDecisions, and Esri's Collector for ArcGIS Team for sharing their work and updates.

For your reference, a full video recording of yesterday's webinar is available for download and viewing here:


2017-06-08 10.01 Collector User Group - June 8, 2017.mp4 - Box