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Narc tftn overview_v1
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Narc tftn overview_v1
Narc tftn overview_v1
Narc tftn overview_v1
Narc tftn overview_v1
Narc tftn overview_v1
Narc tftn overview_v1
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  • 1. Transportation For The Nation:Overview of Strategic Planning ProcessPresentation to NARC21 September 2010
  • 2. Presentation Overview
    Concept & Project Activities
    Project Findings to Date
    Questions for the Discussion with NARC
    TFTN StrategicPlan Overview
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Stakeholder OutreachPresentations & Workshops
    Coming Soon:
    TFTN StrategicPlan Overview
  • 7. Stakeholder Outreach Interviews
    • Safety
    • 8. Highway Performance Monitoring System
    • 9. Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • 10. Asset Management
    • 11. Deputy Director of RITA
    TFTN StrategicPlan Overview
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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”
  • 15. “Special sauce” can be content and/or capabilities
    Additional potential components:
    • Address ranges/geocoding
    • 16. Advanced attributes (e.g. width, lanes)
    • 17. Full routability(e.g. speeds, turn restrictions, etc.)
    • 18. Enhanced cartographic display (e.g. annotation, symbolization, etc.)
    • 19. Linear Referencing Systems (LRS)
    • 20. Integration with photo/imagery catalogs
    TFTN StrategicPlan Overview
  • 21. 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
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Potential Benefits of TFTNDifferent benefits to different groups of stakeholders
  • 26. 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
  • 27. 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
  • 28. Examples of what have we heard so far…
    TFTN StrategicPlan Overview
  • 29. 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
  • 30. 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
  • 31. 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
  • 32. 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
  • 33. 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
  • 34. Thank you
    To see materials related to TFTN, please see:
    TFTN StrategicPlan Overview