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