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  • 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
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  • - 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
  • Tftn overview gis dot

    1. 1. Strategic Plan (SP) Development for <br />Transportation for the Nation<br />(TFTN)<br />
    2. 2. 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 />
    3. 3. 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)
    4. 4. OMB Circular A-16 identifies the US-DOT as the “lead agency” for the “transportation theme” of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
    5. 5. US-DOT all roads data requirements such as accident reporting for enhanced safety, highway performance monitoring and bridge inventory.
    6. 6. 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 />
    7. 7. What Has Been Done?<br />Outreach Activities<br /><ul><li>USGS/Census Bureau sponsored meeting of federal stakeholders 10/09
    8. 8. NSGIC Annual Conference 10/09
    9. 9. TRB Presentation 01/10
    10. 10. ESRI Federal User Conference 02/10
    11. 11. TFTN Site:
    12. 12. Press Releases
    13. 13. 2010 GIS-T Symposium
    14. 14. Steering Committee Formation
    15. 15. Stakeholders Interviews</li></li></ul><li>The Road Ahead<br />6<br />Perform outreach activities: interviews, workshops, meetings, surveys, case studies, etc.<br />Identification of what’s working, what’s needed – current practices, requirements, strategies, standards, documentation<br />Identification of institutional constraints, capacity, operational authority, motivation, benefits, etc.<br />Potential ways of implementations<br />Potential sources of funding<br />
    16. 16. Meeting Workshops<br />
    17. 17. 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?
    18. 18. 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)?
    19. 19. 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
    20. 20. Nationwide data spanning all states and territories
    21. 21. All roads, not just Federally funded roads
    22. 22. Achieved via coordinated efforts from multiple levels of govt.
    23. 23. Provides a common geometric baseline
    24. 24. Road naming
    25. 25. Persistent segment ID numbering
    26. 26. Advanced functionality is built on top of baseline
    27. 27. Data is in the public domain and readily shareable</li></li></ul><li>TFTN Strategic Planning Findings <br />to date<br />
    28. 28. Baseline Geometry with “Special Sauce”“Special sauce” can be content and/or capabilities<br /><ul><li>The specifics of what’s included in “baseline geometry” requires further definition
    29. 29. We need ideas and input from stakeholders on what’s feasible
    30. 30. Initial, minimal components might be:
    31. 31. Road naming
    32. 32. Basic attributes (e.g. functional classification)
    33. 33. Persistent segment ID numbering
    34. 34. Additional potential components:
    35. 35. Address ranges/geocoding (could be a minimal component?)
    36. 36. Advanced attributes (e.g. width, lanes)
    37. 37. Full routability (e.g. speeds, turn restrictions, etc.)
    38. 38. Enhanced cartographic display (e.g. annotation, symbolization, etc.)
    39. 39. Linear referencing systems (LRS)
    40. 40. Integration with photo/imagery catalogs</li></li></ul><li>State-level Best Practices for Creating Statewide Road Inventories<br /><ul><li>Activate government partners at County and Local level
    41. 41. Provide funding and technical support
    42. 42. State collects and aggregates into statewide data
    43. 43. Examples of this approach include: AR and OH
    44. 44. Public-Private partnership with commercial mapping firms
    45. 45. State contracts with private sector for creation and maintenance of statewide inventories
    46. 46. State obtains licensed data and a mechanism for posting update requests
    47. 47. 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 />
    48. 48. 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 />