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Over the last three years the Esri Transportation Practice has worked closely with a number of DOT’s to help
promote ideas and develop solutions that streamline the early phases of Transportation project submission and screening.  This is one of the simplest areas where maps and geospatial analysis can significantly improve the planning process; by helping planners and designers develop better scopes of work for projects, estimate more accurate construction costs, enhance early environmental coordination and risk mitigation, and streamline permitting.  Originally developed in partnership with MassDOT, the MassDOT Project Planning System (MaPPS) for a project development tool provides a user friendly web-based mapping application supporting the following primary workflows:

  • Planning: Online project need and initiation using map-centric approach
  • Analysis: Planning-phase environmental, safety and vulnerability screening
  • Reporting: Design and analysis recommendations for scopes of work & initial construction estimates
  • Coordination: Planning phase agency review/commenting and sharing

Esri continues to expand the application into other areas including integration with the Esri Roads and Highways Solution, bicycle and pedestrian project screening workflows and email notifications.  This has been made possible because the application is based on the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS technology that provides a foundation for building web applications within ArcGIS.  Esri’s Transportation Practice uses Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS extensively to enable rapid deployment of intuitive and focused apps leveraging ready-to-use widgets and customizing the look of apps using configurable themes.

If you would like to see a demonstration of the Transportation Project Submission and Screening application or other applications using the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS technology, please contact Keith King at kking@esri.com or (704) 771-4494.