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NSGIC Mid-Year Meeting


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NSGIC Midyear presentation by the TFTN Panel

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  • 1. Strategic Planning for Transportation for the Nation (TFTN)NSGIC Mid-yearProject Status
    Steve Lewis
    Geospatial Information Officer, USDOT
    Director, Office of Geospatial Information Systems, USDOT/RITA/BTS
    February, 2011
  • 2. Overview & Agenda
    Project is winding down
    Final report content and outline is set
    Writing underway
    Share the final vision
    Get your input on the current direction
    Not too late for some strategic tweaking
    Identify next steps
  • 3. Volunteered Geographic Information - VGI (e.g., OpenStreetMap)
    Potential Vision for TFTNLots of roles, lots of collaborating actors
    Aggregate & Publish
    Catalyze &Standardize
    Opportunity for authoritative sources to detect data updates
    Private Sector Partnership
    Engagement w/ County or Regional Govts.
    US-DOTvia HPMS
    US Censusvia TIGER
    US-DOTTrans. Products
    State DOTs
    Private Sector Value Add Products
    • HPMS annual reporting requirement
    • 4. Opens funding
    • 5. Develops standards
    • 6. Products support broader US-DOT business needs, such as Safety
    • 7. Ability to provide funding support to local entities
    • 8. Existing, branded product
    • 9. Existing staffing resources for Nationwide data integration
    • 10. Expertise in nationwide data assemblage
    • 11. Expertise in nationwide data publishing
    • 12. States choose their own methods
    • 13. Coordination with state E911 and NG911 efforts
    • 14. All roads
  • Seven case studies will be included
    Recommendation from NSGIC annual
    Case studies are helpful to states
    OH: Example of state activating counties
    NY: Example of state-private sector partnership for centerlines
    MI: Example of a state GIS office assisting a state DOT
    KY: Statewide, multi-purpose centerline used for HPMS, E-911, etc.
    VA Counties: Example of multiple counties collaborating for centerlines
    WA Pooled Funds Study: Example of a multi-state, regional effort
    I-95 Corridor Study: Example of multi-state data assemblage challenges
  • 15. Next steps
    Incorporate feedback from this discussion
    Complete writing
    Provide document for review by:
    Project Steering Committee
    FGDC and NGAC
    Present document at GIS-T (March 28-30)
    Public release of the document
    On to the Business Plan
    Identify funding
    More detailed design, prototyping & business case
  • 16. Discussion questions
    We’d appreciate your input…
  • 17. Open Question #1
    Is this level of Federal collaboration possible (e.g. between US-DOT and Census)?
    If not, why not?
  • 18. Open Question #2
    Role and futures of VGI/OSM and relationship to “authoritative sources?”
    Who (besides MapQuest) believes that OSM may become (or already is) an authoritative source?
  • 19. Open Question #3
    What is the real potential for a public/private partnership?
    Is this a workable model?
    At least one nationwide data provider has relayed active interest
  • 20. Open Question #4
    Anything else that’s on your mind…
  • 21. Additional Questions?
    Steve Lewis
    (202) 366-9223