Bridging the Visualization and Sharing Gap | Teresa Smithson – Jacobs

07-02-2020 09:22 AM
Esri Contributor

Teresa Smithson, with Jacobs, gives an overview of the presentation she recorded for the virtual 2020 Esri User Conference. Her presentation will be available to view on-demand, search the conference online agenda with the presentation name.

Abstract submitted:

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates public transit services in eight of the twelve counties that make up the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area in Colorado. The FasTracks Program, voter-approved in 2004, is in the process of adding 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, 57 new transit stations, and 31 new Park-n-Rides.
About three years ago, Jacobs began the process of compiling over 10 years of project knowledge into a GIS to act as a central depository for organizational knowledge, focused on the engineering department needs. This GIS is transforming the very culture of information sharing within RTD and is embraced by all departments. Current development includes:
• Linear Referencing System (LRS) for the tracks. The LRS will provide support for design, asset management, operations and maintenance, reporting requirements for ‘State of Good Repair’ and security.
• Geo-referencing project documents, enabling ready access to project plans, real property deeds, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and other project documents by selecting an area or asset through the GIS.
• Customizing maps to include business analytics and layers specific to each user group.
• Processes for the integration of data between the GIS and computer aided design and documentation (CADD) environment.
Join us in visiting RTD’s journey from a traditional transit district to an organization leading the way by leveraging technology to become more efficient and transparent; and getting there by utilizing data that was purposed from other uses during the development stage.

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