OMB Circular A-16 as revised 2002 identifies the US-DOT as the “lead agency” for the “transportation theme” of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The US-DOT sees TFTN as having the potential to help fulfill its responsibilities as lead agency.Aligned with several initiatives such the emerging federal Geospatial Platform concept. - one element of the “geospatial portfolio” that provides common “geospatial data, services, and applications contributed…by authoritative sources
Open to suggestions for steering committee members
- Creation and maintenance of high-quality, nationwide transportation data that is in the public domain, and thus readily shareable across all sectors. While TFTN is ultimately envisioned to include data on all modes of transportation – rail, ports, airport, transit – the initial focus is on road centerline data which is the largest, and in some ways most complex transportation -Will provide a common geometric baseline, persistent segment ID numbering and road naming that can be built on by other stakeholders to allow advanced capabilities such as routing, linear referencing systems (LRS), expanded attribute data collection and addressing/geocoding
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Strategic Plan (SP) Development for <br />Transportation for the Nation<br />(TFTN)<br />
Strategic Planning Effort<br />Identify and engage the entire stakeholder community<br />All levels of government<br />Private Sector<br />Citizens (e.g. OpenStreetMap community)<br />Define requirements, challenges and opportunities<br />Document progress already made, good ideas & challenge current assumptions<br />Explore implementation issues<br />Evaluate funding requirements and sources<br />
Background<br />Influenced by several different efforts:<br /><ul><li>NSGIC’s For the Nation (FTN) initiatives that called for the development of TFTN and Imagery For the Nation (IFTN)
OMB Circular A-16 identifies the US-DOT as the “lead agency” for the “transportation theme” of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
US-DOT all roads data requirements such as accident reporting for enhanced safety, highway performance monitoring and bridge inventory.
Aligned with several initiatives such the emerging federal Geospatial Platform concept. - one element of the “geospatial portfolio”</li></li></ul><li>TFTN and US DOT<br />US DOT is a full partner in TFTN<br />Transportation Theme Lead for the NSDI<br />Produce and Maintain the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD)<br />FHWA HPMS Program collecting data from State DOTs<br />Funding the Strategic Planning Effort<br />
What Has Been Done?<br />Outreach Activities<br /><ul><li>USGS/Census Bureau sponsored meeting of federal stakeholders 10/09
What is the purpose of TFTN?Is it to…<br /><ul><li>Improve economic efficiency by minimizing duplicate spending on collecting and maintaining the same road geometry and attributes across multiple levels of government and the private sector?
Identify the business processes and inter-governmental data flows that support the repeatable roll-up of local roads to the national level (i.e. a supply chain)?
Establish a consensus choice for the most complete, consistent, maintained, and public version of fully routable street centerlines for the nation?</li></li></ul><li>TFTN Concept“Creation and maintenance of high-quality, nationwide transportation data that is in the public domain”<br /><ul><li>An initial focus on street centerlines, but eventually multi-modal
Nationwide data spanning all states and territories
Public-Private partnership with commercial mapping firms
State contracts with private sector for creation and maintenance of statewide inventories
State obtains licensed data and a mechanism for posting update requests
Examples of this approach include: NY and MA</li></li></ul><li>Potential Benefits of TFTNDifferent benefits to different groups of stakeholders<br />Core business benefits to the US-DOT<br />To the HPMS program: see HPMS in the context of complete transportation<br />To Highway Safety for nationwide accident mapping<br />To Bridge inventory efforts<br />Benefits to “sister” federal agencies<br />Reduces costs from redundant nationwide data sets<br />Provides public domain data for sharing with partners<br />Potential collaboration and synergy with other significant mapping programs at USGS and US Census<br />
Potential Benefits of TFTNDifferent benefits to different groups of stakeholders(Continued)<br />Benefits to State and Local Govt. <br />Potentially opens up FHWA resources for statewide road inventories<br />Streamlined requests for data<br />Provides public domain data <br />Facilitates sharing with partners<br />Better data – particularly for rural areas – for GPS-based navigation <br />Easier cross border /multi-jurisdiction coordination and collaboration<br />Benefits to the General Public<br />Consistent data across agencies and programs to support citizen services<br />Publically accessible data for citizen and commercial innovation<br />