Broadband Mapping and Crowdsourced Data Ashley Littell Manager, GIS Services Connected Nation firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda• Connected Texas Project• Data Collection• Data Submissions to NTIA• National Broadband Map• Map Production• Broadband Inquiries• Revisions to Broadband Data• Questions
• Selected by Texas Department of Agriculture• State Broadband Initiative: comprehensive broadband data collection and mapping initiative• National Telecommunications and Information Administration• Collaboration with Texas’ Councils of Government to establish Regional Planning Teams
Data CollectionProvider Outreach Collecting Data• Intro to program • GIS data• ETS Team • CAD data• Proper contact? • Spreadsheets• NDAs • PDFs• Discussion of broadband • Highway maps services offered • Back of a napkin…• Further outreach needed?
Broadband Inquiries• Consumers can provide feedback on maps• Provide their location, comments, contact info – They don’t have broadband, but want it – Map shows coverage, but it’s incorrect – They have broadband, but their provider is missing• Crowdsourced data helps make data and maps more accurate with local knowledge• Field validation also aids in getting consumers broadband service
Revisions to Data I don’t have cableI don’t have DSL
More to Come…• We will continue collecting broadband inquiries• We encourage feedback on maps and data• Next data update April 2012• Additional analyses are in the works• New interactive application is in development www.connectedtx.org