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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 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS (Full Day) - AICP/CM Approved 8.5

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Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS (Full Day)
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Melinda Morang, Product Engineer, Esri

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 8.5 AICP credits

Who does my transit system serve, and how well are these people served?  How easily can people access important destinations by transit?  This workshop will help you answer these questions using ArcGIS and your GTFS public transit data.  

We will cover:
  • How to display stops and routes in the map
  • How to determine the coverage of your transit system and enrich the coverage area with demographic information
  • How to calculate the frequency of transit service available to different areas of town and points of interest
  • How to create a GTFS-enabled network dataset for use with ArcGIS Network Analyst
  • How to use Network Analyst and your network dataset to calculate measures of transit accessibility
  • [Optional] How to generate a shapes.txt file for your GTFS dataset

By the end of the workshop, you will have created most of the components shown in this Story Map: http://arcg.is/2fSTomS.


  1. Experience using ArcMap
  2. Basic knowledge of the Network Analyst extension is a plus, but not required


Laptop and software: Attendees must bring their own laptops to use for this workshop.

  • Permissions to install something on your laptop
  • ArcMap 10.1 or higher (10.3 or higher is recommended)
  • Network Analyst license
  • A Desktop Standard (ArcEditor) or Desktop Advanced (ArcInfo) level license is recommended.  You will be able to do most of the workflows with a Desktop Basic (ArcView) license, but not all.
  • Optional: ArcGIS Pro
  • Optional: An ArcGIS Online account (you can create a temporary free trial account if you don’t have one)


  • A GTFS dataset for the transit agency (or agencies) of your choice (or you can download one the day of)
  • A feature class of streets covering the area served by your GTFS dataset
  • Optional, but very helpful: A network dataset covering the area served by your GTFS dataset

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

Cost: There is an additional fee of $125 to attend this course.

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Melinda Morang

Product Engineer, Esri
As a Product Engineer at Esri, Melinda Morang does software design and testing for Network Analyst in ArcGIS. She has developed a suite of python script tools for working with GTFS public transit data in ArcGIS.

Wednesday September 6, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Franklin Park, Lobby Level - Hamilton Crowne Plaza 1001 14th St NW (14th & K), Washington DC 20005