Strategic Plan Development for  Transportation for the Nation (TFTN) NSGIC Mid-year Conference March 2010
<ul><ul><li>Research and evaluate the need, scope, requirements, potential benefits and feasibility of TFTN, and  </li></u...
<ul><li>Identify and engage the entire stakeholder community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All levels of government </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>US DOT is a full partner in TFTN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Theme Lead for the NSDI </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Outreach Activities /Presentations: </li></ul><ul><li>USGS/Census sponsored meeting of federal stakeholders 10/09 ...
<ul><li>Creation of a Steering Committee  </li></ul><ul><li>Perform outreach activities: interviews, workshops, meetings, ...
Potential Meetings Date Conference Location April 12-14 2010 GIS-T Symposium Charleston, WV July 12-16 2010 ESRI User Conf...
<ul><li>TFTN is a “concept”, not a program </li></ul><ul><li>General description in NSGIC Issues Brief from 2008-2009 </li...
The concept is really pretty simple <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County and local governments are the best primary data source ...
The concept is really pretty simple <ul><li>But the devil is in the details </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-purpose means: </li></...
TFTN is different from Imagery for the Nation (IFTN) <ul><li>IFTN and TFTN are fundamentally different </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Role of the private sector <ul><li>The private sector currently has several nationwide road centerline data products </li>...
Role of volunteered geographic information (VGI) <ul><li>The public is an end-user/consumer of these data </li></ul><ul><l...
Role and commitment of US-DOT <ul><li>Is the US-DOT a facilitator, or owner? </li></ul><ul><li>With proper internal suppor...
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    1. 1. Strategic Plan Development for Transportation for the Nation (TFTN) NSGIC Mid-year Conference March 2010
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Research and evaluate the need, scope, requirements, potential benefits and feasibility of TFTN, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve stakeholders in the information gathering and consensus building process. </li></ul></ul>Objectives
    3. 3. <ul><li>Identify and engage the entire stakeholder community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All levels of government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenStreetMap </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Define requirements, challenges and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Document progress already made, good ideas & challenge current assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Explore implementation issues </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate funding requirements and sources </li></ul>Strategic Planning Effort
    4. 4. <ul><li>US DOT is a full partner in TFTN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Theme Lead for the NSDI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce and Maintain the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHWA HPMS Program collecting data from State DOTs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding the Strategic Planning Effort </li></ul></ul>TFTN and US DOT
    5. 5. <ul><li>Outreach Activities /Presentations: </li></ul><ul><li>USGS/Census sponsored meeting of federal stakeholders 10/09 </li></ul><ul><li>2009 NGISC Annual Conference 10/09 </li></ul><ul><li>2010 TRB Presentation 01/10 </li></ul><ul><li>2010 ESRI Federal User Conference 02/10 </li></ul>What’s been done?
    6. 6. <ul><li>Creation of a Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Perform outreach activities: interviews, workshops, meetings, surveys, case studies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of what’s working, what’s needed – current practices, requirements, strategies, standards, documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of institutional constraints, capacity, operational authority, motivation, benefits, etc. </li></ul>The Road Ahead
    7. 7. Potential Meetings Date Conference Location April 12-14 2010 GIS-T Symposium Charleston, WV July 12-16 2010 ESRI User Conference San Diego, CA June 5- 10 2010 NENA Indianapolis, IN
    8. 8. <ul><li>TFTN is a “concept”, not a program </li></ul><ul><li>General description in NSGIC Issues Brief from 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent, seamless nationwide dataset of addressable roads… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-purpose , not single-purpose… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation from multiple levels of government … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation will remove duplication of effort… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This project will attempt to further define what TFTN actually is/may become </li></ul>Issues and Lessons Learned TFTN Defined in Tangible Terms
    9. 9. The concept is really pretty simple <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County and local governments are the best primary data source </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County/local data rollup to regional (e.g. via MPO) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional data rollup to state </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>State data rollup to TFTN </li></ul><ul><li>Standards enable this flow of data </li></ul>
    10. 10. The concept is really pretty simple <ul><li>But the devil is in the details </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-purpose means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared geometric networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports addressing and geocoding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports E911 dispatching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports linear referencing systems (LRS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports fully routable roads (e.g. directionality, speed limit) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Either the standard is complex, or “lowest common denominator” of geometry + simple attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple participants in data creation </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements of ongoing and regular update </li></ul>
    11. 11. TFTN is different from Imagery for the Nation (IFTN) <ul><li>IFTN and TFTN are fundamentally different </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We cannot just clone IFTN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both: identify standard, nationwide data products </li></ul></ul>I FTN T FTN Orchestrated, collaborative funding Orchestrated, collaborative work <ul><ul><li>Periodic update is acceptable </li></ul></ul>Regular , ongoing, transactional update Multi-purpose is straightforward Multi-purpose is complex Executed via private sector contracts Role of private sector is not yet clear
    12. 12. Role of the private sector <ul><li>The private sector currently has several nationwide road centerline data products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often created from original government data sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These data can have shortcomings, particularly in rural places </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some states have formally partnered with the private sector for centerline maintenance already </li></ul><ul><li>How should the private sector be engaged? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As an advocate for TFTN? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a participant in creating/maintaining it? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Role of volunteered geographic information (VGI) <ul><li>The public is an end-user/consumer of these data </li></ul><ul><li>The public is in a good position to identify errors and validate accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires processes for creating trusted users and vetting submitted content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OpenStreetMap has shown the potential of large-scale VGI initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowdsourcing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can such approaches be harnessed as part of TFTN? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Role and commitment of US-DOT <ul><li>Is the US-DOT a facilitator, or owner? </li></ul><ul><li>With proper internal support, the US-DOT could compel this to happen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FHWA funds to states are large and critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Require” submission of an annual statewide centerline file to a TFTN standard as a condition for FHWA funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide centerline assembly/maintenance is a small cost next to highway/bridge construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A carrot that’s so big it becomes a stick” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easier said, than done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bureaucracy and politics would need to be overcome </li></ul></ul>

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