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  • TFTN fulfills the promise of the NSDI. USDOT responsible for the Transportation Theme, but has never had the resources or mission to complete it. Partnering with NSGIC brings states and localities into the equation, and NSGIC can promote TFTN to Congress Reaching out to stakeholders to ensure this is more than just a federal effort. Must include all modes and their interconnections. Stakeholders will decide what else.
  • Funding is the big problem. No existing source within USDOT. With NSGIC’s help, maybe secure line item funding from Congress? Can State gov be source for the data? Maybe.
  • Private sector provides tremendous added value. Both sides can benefit. If some version of a complete, routable, and addressable private sector cannot be put in the public domain, then at least we can all share a common geometry. Rep from Open Street Map will sit on steering committee.
  • Attributes will vary with the mission. At the USDOT level, inventory information (sign route, street name, etc) is a given. HPMS attributes also needed. Maybe LRS is the answer? Basically, I want to hear from the stakeholders on this.
  • I want to hear from the audience and other panelists regarding the last 3 questions.

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  • GIS-T “Lightning Talk” on TFTN Steve Lewis USDOT
  • 1. What does TFTN mean to me?
    • How would I define TFTN?
      • Transportation Theme of the NSDI
    • Are road centerlines a good place to start?
      • Yes, but the final effort MUST include all modes of transportation
    • Should it include all roads?
      • YES!
    • What else?
      • Routing? Addressing? LRS?
      • That’s why we’re doing this. The stakeholders will decide.
  • 2. What is role of various levels of government?
    • What role should the Federal Government take in TFTN?
      • Coordination w/States and across Federal Government
      • Serve as a warehouse/distribution point
      • Funding?
    • What role should State Government take in TFTN?
      • Coordination with Federal Government and Local Governments
      • Standards
      • Source?
    • What role should Local Government take in TFTN?
      • Source of data
      • Updates and Maintenance
      • Coordination with neighboring communities
  • 3. What is the role of other stakeholders?
    • Is there a role for the private sector?
      • Yes
    • Is there a role for the public-at-large?
      • Yes
    • Are there other important stakeholders that we should reach out to?
      • That’s why we’re here. Please tell us!
  • 4. What is the availability of data?
    • Does adequate road geometry exist?
      • At the national level, in the public domain: No.
    • What attributes make sense?
      • I take the 5 th !
    • Is the data in the public domain?
      • Complete, routable, public domain: pick any 2
      • Could change with TFTN
  • 5. What existing programs might play a role in data provisioning, and how so?
    • Does the Highway Performance Measurement System (HPMS) play a part?
      • Definitely a good model
      • Doesn’t currently require all roads
    • Do efforts related to emergency numbering (e9ll) play a part?
      • Definitely at the local level
      • Maybe at the State/Federal level
    • Do efforts related to census-taking play a part?
    • Do efforts related to “The National Map” play a part?
    • What other programs play a part?
  • Next!
    • Hand it over to the next panelist
    • Be ready to answer questions when other speakers are done