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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
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
Volunteered Geographic Information - VGI (e.g., OpenStreetMap) Potential Vision for TFTNLots of roles, lots of collaborating actors Produce 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
Products support broader US-DOT business needs, such as Safety
Ability to provide funding support to local entities
Existing, branded product
Existing staffing resources for Nationwide data integration
Expertise in nationwide data assemblage
Expertise in nationwide data publishing
States choose their own methods
Coordination with state E911 and NG911 efforts
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
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
Discussion questions We’d appreciate your input…
Open Question #1 Is this level of Federal collaboration possible (e.g. between US-DOT and Census)? If not, why not?
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?
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
Open Question #4 Anything else that’s on your mind…
Additional Questions? Steve Lewis (202) 366-9223 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.tftn.org