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Tenth National GIS in Transit Conference
September 6-8, 2017 (Note that Labor Day is Sept 4)
Washington, DC

The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, taking place September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC! Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. The conference counts toward GISP Education Points and was approved for 46.5 AICP-CM credits. Take advantage of this outstanding continuing education opportunity.

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Wednesday, September 6 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
GTFS & GIS 101: Introduction to GTFS Data Feeds and How to Use Them (Half-Day) - AICP/CM Approved 4.0

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GTFS & GIS 101: Introduction to GTFS Data Feeds and How to Use Them
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Half-Day)
Instructor: Sandy Davis, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Rockville, MD

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 4.0 AICP credits

Need to summarize, aggregate, or disaggregate transit data at the route, stop, or geographic level? This workshop will show you how to use General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data to conduct region-wide analyses for summarizing levels of service by day, time period, route, stop or geographic area. Seasoned transit professionals from Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning will guide participants through the process of using GTFS data for basic geographic transit analysis. Participants will learn how to extract stop, route, schedule data from GTFS feeds in Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access; create relationships between feed components to summarize information at different levels; and display the information spatially in GIS software. Presenters will also provide a brief primer on GTFS data for new users: What is GTFS? What is included in a GTFS feed? How do all of the feed components relate to one another and to the source agency’s schedule data?
Target Audience: Transit Agency Planners, Engineers, or Data Analysts; Transit/Transportation Planner Consultants; MPO Staff; Transit Agency Staff responsible for Title VI Reporting (transit service monitoring); Transit Agency Staff responsible for general transit monitoring or performance monitoring (non-FTA requirements); Transit Advocates; Transportation Researchers/Scholars
Pre-requisites: Basic understanding of transit data and transit terminology; basic understanding of MS Excel; basic understanding of ESRI ArcMap

Requirement: Each registered attendee should bring a laptop equipped with Excel and ArcGIS  software. 

Class Size: A limited number of individuals may register for this workshop.

Cost: There is an additional fee of $75 to attend this course.

Workshop Instructors
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Sandy Davis

Senior Transportation Planner, Foursquare ITP
Sandy is a Senior Transportation Planner with solid experience in regional transportation operations, research and policy development with a specific focus on transit service planning and implementation, geographic information systems (GIS), community outreach, and qualitative and... Read More →

Wednesday September 6, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
McPherson Square, Lower Level - Hamilton Crowne Plaza 1001 14th St NW (14th & K), Washington DC 20005

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