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    • USFS Interview LOCATION: Arlington, Virginia DATE: November 9th, 2010 PARTICIPANTS: Steve Lewis, Patricia Solano, Michael Terner, Adam Estrada, Chuck Dull, Richard Sowa, Ed James, Everett Hinkley, Paul Anderson, Odell Sanders, Dan Hager, Rob Aiken, Andy Peavy , Tom Erkert, Betsy Kanalley MEETING NOTES • USFS is a major road data manager with active road mapping efforts o 370,000 total miles of roads o 70,000 miles of roads for “passenger vehicles” o Regulatory requirement to produce a publicly available “Transportation Atlas” covering “roads, trails and air fields” • USFS has key attributes to identify “Closed roads” and “Roads requiring high clearance vehicles” o Implications for public domain to ensure these attributes are preserved (i.e. these roads should be excluded from routing apps) • USFS has existing annual reporting relationship with US-DOT/FHA for 3500 bridges • Depiction of USFS roads within TIGER is weak • USFS has strong interest in and enthusiasm for TFTN concept o “We want to be a contributor” o “We want to be part of early successes” • USDOT just federal aid roads- not accident occurs on • One key interviews AHSTO, authoritative source for transportation- potential model for transportation • We learned of other effort and might have caught a potential duplicate effort at FHWA Safety. We are hoping to align this effort to this one. Learned that all ROADS would need to be a requirement • DOT lad for transportation coordinating aggregation and transportation. • For the FS they have many kinds of roads we might not want all roads. We are meeting with stakeholders like you to let us know what roads we should collect. • Persistent segment ID- unique identifier for all road segment ID • FS – a data organization such as NavTeq could be a way to go- avoids duplication of efforts. Private data. A potential approach could be for the have not states to use the private data, VGI, etc. • FS- HSIP? Defense could be a good source of • FS – GIO data not spatially enabled, they have linkages for a cartographic dataset. They were looking for better sources of funding for their roads. They do not have a national dataset they can use for decision making. They have a good state data. They are starting to work on a national dataset. They want to have motorized vehicle data using the info data, they are probably a couple of years from a national data. PRINTED: 11/16/2010 PAGE 1 OF 2 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
    • USFS Interview • They have a large a dataset and they believe it is much better than Tiger, especially in the Forest area. They would like to be considered the authoritative source for data in their forest areas. They have 370K miles of roads 102 million acres of rural areas. If it is on the map it should be on the map. By regulation the Transportation Atlas needs to be provided to the public. • They have to deliver the 3500 bridges to FHWA and they have a lot of issues reporting this data for 7 years. • The Business Plan to follow the strategic plan could have the milestones for TFTN • We could definitely align the efforts between the TFTN and the FS national dataset • FS they could maybe provide their data in a phased approach, for example providing first 70,000k first, rest 300K later. First passenger car roads • Emergency support occurs in all roads so that would be the ultimate goal are • They have this big effort and they could have motorized vehicle • They will be collaborating and are planning to contribute; they would like to be an example of an early success. • This seems to happen at the right time, all efforts seems to be realigning • FS data Infra data for infrastructure, they have geometry and attribute and they have a cartographic feature. 70K motorized. They have 5 definitions based on maintenance levels. PRINTED: 11/16/2010 PAGE 2 OF 2 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE