Transportation For The Nation:Overview of Strategic Planning ProcessPresentation to NARC21 September 2010<br />
Presentation Overview<br />Concept & Project Activities<br />Project Findings to Date<br />Questions for the Discussion wi...
Background & Impetus<br />In 2008, an “Issues Brief” by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) called ...
The Concept“Creation and maintenance of high-quality, nationwide transportation data that is in the public domain”<br />Ch...
Strategic Planning Effort<br />Identify and engage the entire stakeholder community<br />All levels of government<br />Pri...
Stakeholder OutreachPresentations & Workshops<br />Coming Soon:<br />Today:<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
Stakeholder Outreach Interviews<br /><ul><li>Safety
Highway Performance Monitoring System
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Asset Management
Deputy Director of RITA</li></ul>TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
Findings from Outreach Activities<br />Very strong support for concept<br />Identified many activities that would benefit ...
A Potential Vision Emerges:Baseline Geometry with “Special Sauce” on top<br />The specifics of what’s included in “baselin...
Baseline Geometry “Special Sauce” content is added by individual stakeholders<br />Nationwide Roads Inventory<br />“HPMS r...
“Special sauce” can be content and/or capabilities<br />Additional potential components:<br /><ul><li>Address ranges/geoco...
Advanced attributes (e.g. width, lanes)
Full routability(e.g. speeds, turn restrictions, etc.)
Enhanced cartographic display (e.g. annotation, symbolization, etc.)
Linear Referencing Systems (LRS)
Integration with photo/imagery catalogs</li></ul>TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
A Potential Model for TFTNWith US-DOT leadership as prescribed by Circular A-16<br />Key take away from AASHTO GIS-T Sympo...
How would an HPMS requirement work?<br />“HPMS attributes” on a subsetof a statewide road inventory<br />Annual HPMS repor...
Challenges & Obstacles with the HPMS Model<br />US-DOT/FHWA solely responsible for any changes to the HPMS reporting requi...
Lessons LearnedStateBest Practicesfor creating Statewide Road Inventories<br />Activate local government partners<br />Pro...
Potential Benefits of TFTNDifferent benefits to different groups of stakeholders<br />
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  1. 1. Transportation For The Nation:Overview of Strategic Planning ProcessPresentation to NARC21 September 2010<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Overview<br />Concept & Project Activities<br />Project Findings to Date<br />Questions for the Discussion with NARC<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  3. 3. Background & Impetus<br />In 2008, an “Issues Brief” by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) called for creation of TFTN<br />Office of Management and Budget (OMB) direction on “Geospatial Platform” calls for “geospatial data, services and applications contributed…by authoritative sources”<br />OMB Circular A-16 identifies US-DOT as “lead” for “transportation”<br />US-DOT is sponsoring the current project<br />Kick-off in Early 2010<br />Final Report Due in Early 2011<br />We’re about half-way through the process<br />Thanks in advance for participating in the process<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  4. 4. The Concept“Creation and maintenance of high-quality, nationwide transportation data that is in the public domain”<br />Characteristics:<br />An initial focus on street centerlines, but eventually multi-modal<br />Nationwidedata spanning all states and territories<br />All roads, not just Federally funded roads<br />Achieved by coordinated efforts from multiple levels of govt.<br />Provides a common geometric baseline<br />Data are in the public domain and readily shareable<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  5. 5. Strategic Planning Effort<br />Identify and engage the entire stakeholder community<br />All levels of government<br />Private Sector<br />Non-profit and Citizens ( OpenStreetMap, etc.)<br />Define requirements, challenges and opportunities<br />Document progress already made<br />Existing data sets<br />Bet practices<br />New ideas<br />Explore implementation issues<br />Evaluate funding requirements and sources<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  6. 6. Stakeholder OutreachPresentations & Workshops<br />Coming Soon:<br />Today:<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  7. 7. Stakeholder Outreach Interviews<br /><ul><li>Safety
  8. 8. Highway Performance Monitoring System
  9. 9. Intelligent Transportation Systems
  10. 10. Asset Management
  11. 11. Deputy Director of RITA</li></ul>TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  12. 12. Findings from Outreach Activities<br />Very strong support for concept<br />Identified many activities that would benefit from TFTN<br />Road safety could be a key element<br />“All roads outlook”needed for many US-DOT Safety Initiatives<br />“All roads outlook”needed for emergency response<br />Significant federal funding of safety initiatives<br />“Think Regionally Act Locally”<br />States and counties are looking beyond their borders<br />States/counties as authoritative transportation data sources<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  13. 13. A Potential Vision Emerges:Baseline Geometry with “Special Sauce” on top<br />The specifics of what’s included in “baseline geometry” requires further definition<br />Potential minimal components might be:<br />Road naming<br />Basic attributes (e.g. functional classification)<br />Segment ID numbering<br /><ul><li>Seeking additional ideas and input from stakeholders on what’s feasible</li></ul>TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  14. 14. Baseline Geometry “Special Sauce” content is added by individual stakeholders<br />Nationwide Roads Inventory<br />“HPMS roads” are a sub-set<br />Bridges “special sauce”<br />Accidents “special sauce”<br />
  15. 15. “Special sauce” can be content and/or capabilities<br />Additional potential components:<br /><ul><li>Address ranges/geocoding
  16. 16. Advanced attributes (e.g. width, lanes)
  17. 17. Full routability(e.g. speeds, turn restrictions, etc.)
  18. 18. Enhanced cartographic display (e.g. annotation, symbolization, etc.)
  19. 19. Linear Referencing Systems (LRS)
  20. 20. Integration with photo/imagery catalogs</li></ul>TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  21. 21. A Potential Model for TFTNWith US-DOT leadership as prescribed by Circular A-16<br />Key take away from AASHTO GIS-T Symposium:<br />Current FHWA “reporting requirements” for the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) could be expanded to include submission of a comprehensive statewide road inventory<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  22. 22. How would an HPMS requirement work?<br />“HPMS attributes” on a subsetof a statewide road inventory<br />Annual HPMS reporting provides a data update mechanism<br />US-DOT works with states to develop basic standards<br />Enables states to utilize FHWA fundingfor creation and maintenance of inventory<br />States develop their own plans and data management strategies<br />US-DOT facilitates information exchange on state “best practices”<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  23. 23. Challenges & Obstacles with the HPMS Model<br />US-DOT/FHWA solely responsible for any changes to the HPMS reporting requirements (e.g. if all roads were to be included)<br />Executive management wouldneed to be convinced, but seem willing<br />No US-DOT resources currently available for aggregation, assembly and publication of nationwide data set<br />HPMS has a state by state outlook<br />But, other US-DOT program (e.g. Safety) could catalyze<br />States are not required to work with neighbors for connectivity<br />The level of quality, accuracy and readiness varies from State to State<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  24. 24. Lessons LearnedStateBest Practicesfor creating Statewide Road Inventories<br />Activate local government partners<br />Provide funding and technical support<br />State collects and aggregates into statewide data<br />Involvement with emergency support community<br />Examples include: AR and OH<br />Public-Private partnership<br />Contracting for creation & maintenance of statewide inventory<br />Mechanism for posting update requests<br />State obtains licensed data<br />Examples include: NY and MA<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  25. 25. Potential Benefits of TFTNDifferent benefits to different groups of stakeholders<br />
  26. 26. Potential Benefits of TFTNDifferent benefits to different groups of stakeholders<br />Core business benefits to the US-DOT<br />HPMS in the context of complete transportation data<br />Highway Safety - nationwide accident mapping<br />Bridge inventory efforts<br />Benefits to “sister” federal agencies<br />Reduces costs from redundant nationwide data sets<br />Provides public domain data for sharing with partners<br />Collaboration and synergy with other significant mapping programs at USGS and US Census<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  27. 27. Potential Benefits of TFTNDifferent benefits to different groups of stakeholders<br />Benefits toState and Local Govt. <br />Potentially opens up US-DOTresources for statewide road inventories<br />Provides public domain data <br />Facilitates sharing with partners<br />Better data – particularly for rural areas – for GPS-based navigation <br />Easier cross border/multi-jurisdiction coordination and collaboration<br />Benefits to the General Public<br />Consistent data across agencies to support citizen services<br />Publicly accessible data for citizen and commercial innovation<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  28. 28. Examples of what have we heard so far…<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  29. 29. At the ESRI User Conference<br />Short-term and long-term considerations<br />Short term: don’t forget several nationwide datasets currently exist<br />TIGER<br />Commercial<br />OpenStreetMap<br />Longer term: design and build something new<br />HPMS is not resourced to make a seamless nationwide data set<br />Look at other “process models” too!<br />Public/private partnership<br />Build on TIGER<br />Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)<br />Something “outside-the-box” that we have yet to imagine<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  30. 30. Census Bureau Interview Takeaways<br />TIGER is a mature product<br />Many users depend on it for a variety of applications <br />National broadband mapping (for Census geometry)<br />Significant improvements in latest TIGER files<br />Positional accuracy improved (7.6 meter)<br />Substantial input from local sources incorporated<br />Research into potential for OpenStreetMap<br />Planning for more frequent updates (depending on funding)<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  31. 31. USGS Interview Takeaways<br />Requirement for nationwide roads in The National Map (TNM)<br />TIGER did not meet TNM requirements<br />Positional accuracy<br />Depictions of interchanges and dual-carriageways<br />Attributes<br />Costs to retrofit TIGER were prohibitive<br />Have currently replaced TIGER with TeleAtlas data<br />Competitive price, but restricted use<br />Looking at OpenStreetMap and other alternatives, long-term<br />The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) provides a positive example of Federal-State collaboration<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  32. 32. At the NSGIC Annual Conference<br />Develop a matrix of common requirements and approaches – “what are the shared needs and commonalities?”<br />Develop an inventory of what each state has for statewide street centerlines<br />Develop several success stories as 1-2 page fact sheets, perhaps as “tiered” levels of success<br />The Census Bureau considers itself to be a “Data Integrator,” not a Data Producer per se; boundaries are the “real issue” for Census Bureau, not roads; DOTs might need greater detail<br />Next Generation 911 is and will be a big driver for GIS-based initiatives to build statewide street centerline data setsto support automated routing<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  33. 33. Questions for DiscussionWe want to hear from you!<br />Benefits of TFTN to regional councils<br />What would or should they be?<br />What do you need?<br />Relationship between regional councilsand state GIS coordination programs on transportation data sets<br />Spectrum of cooperation and collaboration<br />What’s working? What’s not? Best practices?<br />NARC perspective on regional roles relative to stateagencies<br />Who are producers? Who are consumers?<br />What states work well with regional councils?<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
  34. 34. Thank you<br />To see materials related to TFTN, please see:<br />http://www.TransportationResearch.gov/TFTN/default.aspx<br />TFTN StrategicPlan Overview<br />
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