While the Roads and Highways Dev Summit demo theater couldn'tbe given in person in Palm Springs, the session was recorded and is now available for anyone interested in learning more about the Location Referencing REST API and how your organization can utilize it.
In past years members of the Esri Roads and Highways team have attended the GIS-T conference to meet with current users for open discussion about the software. While unfortunately the conference is cancelled this year, we’d still like the opportunity to connect with you for a meeting around the software. Potential discussion topics include:
Your usage of the software
Any challenges you’re encountering while using the software
Questions you have about the future development
Your feedback on potential design decisions for future development
If you’re interested in meeting, you can find available meeting times in April, May, or June and schedule your meeting here https://calendly.com/location-referencing/rhmeeting?month=2020-04. We'd ask that only users/business partners that are in production with, currently piloting, or implementing Roads and Highways sign up for a meeting.
I had an engineering professor who used to talk about using the back of an envelope of junk mail to write an equation like this:
If I, a low trip kind of guy, took in my car, three trips per day, that would be about average. When I didn't own a car, I had 1 or 2 trips to work daily, and trips outside that and as a rider probably once a day using my wife's car.
When I got a truck, access to a vehicle, I started taking 3 times more trips per day, and much longer trips in distance and duration. More trip time. My pedestrian trips are limited to one or two miles in range and can take an hour or more. My truck trips could be hundreds of miles and last 10 minutes but not usually more than 2 hours - its a loud truck.
With my nice personal car its easy to lose track of my casual trips per day, to the gym, a store, a restaurant, a church, a park, whatever it may be.... but I would take maybe 3 or 4 trips a day myself and with my family of 5 people and two cars, including a three year old, I guess we would average at least vehicle 10 trips per day between us all.
Where was I going with this? Well my vehicle trips are down in my family by about 60-90%, averaging about 2 a day for my family of 5, back of the envelope math.