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Unique methods of GIS in Transportation

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  • About The Schneider Corporation The Schneider Corporation provides creative solutions for land, infrastructure and facilities projects that help increase revenue, lower costs and mitigate risk. Schneider has expertise in engineering, surveying, architecture and Geographic Information Services (GIS), which allows us to offer an integrated approach to complex projects. Customers include both private and public organizations in industries including energy, commercial, corporate, government, academic and residential. A woman-owned business for decades, Schneider is recognized nationally for its award-winning work. For more information about Schneider, please visit  www.schneidercorp.com .
  • In the next few slides you will have the opportunity to see how our clients have used GIS to lower cost, increase services and lower risk.
  • Another way to look at this tool is as a data capture tool. Someone calls with a issue this tool can be used to locate the issue and track it’s follow up.
  • Communication is always the problem. This tool shows the public we do care and want to help.
  • The Citizen Input Form was designed to facilitate input from citizens to City administrators and staff. This form allows anyone to report incidents like missing street signs or potholes and have that report routed directly to the appropriate City department. The form allows users to first select a point of interest on the map and then fill out the form with the appropriate information to be submitted. The following are step by step instructions for submitting citizen input: Select the Citizen Input layer. (If the Citizen Input layer is not already selected.) Select the map tab to switch to the map view.  (Located on the tab bar immediately below the page header.) Zoom to the location of interest using the map navigation tools. Select the location tool by clicking on the icon. (The tool's background will change to indicate it has been selected.) Click a point on the map to indicate area of interest. (The application will then redirect the user to the input form.) Fill out the form with the appropriate data. Press the submit button. (You will recieve confirmation that your submission was successful.)  
  • Once a Network Trace has been run, the data can be used to find quickest or shortest routes between two points.
  • Many times the information needed exist but it very difficult to locate. Using GIS and the Internet office holders can share vital information that will facilitate smarter decision making.
  • Three components are necessary for storing and retrieving scanned driveway permits and speed limit ordinances and displaying associated driveway permit information. First, a file management system is needed. The Highway Department devised a system consisting of a directory hierarchy stored on a central server accessible by Highway Department staff. Second, Field-based hyperlinks are utilized. Hyperlinks are based on a driveway permit’s unique number linking driveway map features to individual folders within the file management system. Third, an external database is used for maintaining associated driveway permit information. This database is made available for reference in ArcMap and to Highway Department staff using Microsoft Access for entering and maintaining information and printing permits.
  • Once everything is in place, the final step is to test your setup. This screenshot shows driveway information for the selected driveway. Displaying related information is preformed by simply using the Identify button from the Tools toolbar to select a driveway. The Identify Results dialog box will display. Navigate through the left side of the dialog box and click the last entry. The right side will then display the associated information. Storing and retrieving scanned speed limit ordinance documents is performed in the same manner as described for the driveway permits.
  • This screenshot shows the Driveways attribute table. The area highlighted in red shows the field storing the unique identifier values. Each value stores both the year the permit number. This value insures there is a one-to-one relationship between the permit records and the driveway map features.
  • This screenshot shows a driveway colored in blue—representing the presence of a hyperlink. When the Hyperlink button on the Tools menu is clicked, all driveway features having hyperlinks will be highlighted in blue. Hovering the mouse over the driveway will display the hyperlink pathway. Simply click the driveway feature to open the directory containing the scanned driveway permit and supporting documentation.
  • This screenshot shows the file management system’s directory hierarchy. One main directory—Driveway Permits—contains folders representing each year driveway permits have been issued. Within each year’s folder resides a folder labeled with an individual driveway permit number. The individually numbered folders contain scanned copies of the driveway permit along with other supporting documents such as deeds, tax maps, and faxes. The highlighted folder in the screenshot represents driveway permit number NCD-003-93. Four scanned documents are available for retrieval in this folder with the selected document representing the driveway permit.
  • It’s a simple but powerful map. Do you have one? Make one and you will be a hero back home.
  • Please refer to my sign PowerPoint for more information
  • This is an award winning project completed by one of our clients
  • Daily Traffic Counts
  • Data maintenance

Transcript

  • 1. The Schneider Corporation Founded in 1962, The Schneider Corporation provides creative solutions for land, infrastructure and facilities projects that help increase revenue, lower costs and mitigate risk.
  • 2. Unique Methods of GIS Analysis for Transportation
  • 3. Citizen Input
    • Purpose
      • To provide the public a better way to communicate with the community officials problem areas such as, potholes, abandon vehicles and poor sidewalk conditions to name a few.
  • 4. Problem
    • The community needed better data collection process
    • Perception that community leaders don’t care and/or don’t do anything about it
  • 5. How?
    • The Citizen Input Form was designed to facilitate input from citizens to administrators and staff.
    • Allow users to first select a point of interest on the map.
  • 6.
    • Fill out a form with the appropriate information to be submitted.
    • This form allows anyone to report incidents like missing street signs or potholes and have that report routed directly to the appropriate department.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Return of Investment
    • Departments have a direct connection to the citizens and a avenue to provide better service.
    • Departments have a map to communicate the type of responses / task they completed.
  • 9. Using the Street Network
  • 10. Traffic Counts and Inventory
  • 11. Driveway Permit and Speed Limit Ordinances
  • 12. Identify Results for a selected driveway feature C. Display Driveway Permit Information from Related Using the GIS
  • 13. Driveway layer’s attribute table B. Field-based Hyperlinks Linking Driveway Features to File Management System Unique Identifier — uniquely identifying each permit record
  • 14. Driveway Popup Tip showing the folder’s pathway Field-based Hyperlinks Linking Driveway Features to Click the hyperlink button to view driveways having hyperlinks Hold the mouse over the drive highlighted in blue to reveal hyperlink pathway
  • 15. Driveway Permit
  • 16. Speed Limits
  • 17. Signs
  • 18. Traffic Signs are easily found by selection or performing a query.
  • 19. Line Striping with GIS
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  • 21. Solid Stripe Attribute Table
  • 22. Linear Referencing A Route with associated Line Events
  • 23. Query of Route Events
  • 24. Average Daily Traffic
  • 25. Average Daily Traffic
  • 26. Start your edit session
  • 27. Make Roads your selectable layer
  • 28. Select the road section you want
  • 29. Copy the road section
  • 30. Paste
  • 31. This adds a line to the attribute table with the road section
  • 32. Highlight the Length column
  • 33. Left click and Calculate Geometry
  • 34. Use the Length calculation
  • 35. This gives the length for the roadway section
  • 36. Fill in the other details and save your edits
  • 37. Full County ADT’s with appropriate densities
  • 38. ADT Properties, remember to update classifications
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    • Bridges and Culverts
  • 40. Culverts are found the same way by query or individual identifying.
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  • 46. Clicking on the image will allow a close look at the pages
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  • 49. Bridge and Culvert Inventory
  • 50. Other Uses of GIS in the Highway Department
    • Placing other permits on the GIS using the same methods as the driveway permits.
    • Requiring permits to be sent in electronic format with GPS locations for placed items.
    • Working with the local utilities to set up all existing services on the county GIS.
  • 51. Other Uses of GIS in the Highway Department
    • Complete road re-classification
    • Work with the County Sheriff’s Department to place accidents on the GIS to learn our more dangerous roadway location.
  • 52. Presenter: Andrew Harrison, GISP Business Development Manager The Schneider Corporation (317) 826-7393 [email_address] Thank you