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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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Keynote [clear filter]
Thursday, September 7
 

9:00am

Welcome & Keynote Address: New Directions for Census Bureau Data Dissemination and Products
Welcome: Martin Catala, 2017 Conference Chair

Opening Keynote Address: New Directions for Census Bureau Data Dissemination and Products
A key innovation area for the Census Bureau is improving and enhancing access to statistical and geospatial data, including the ability to combine data from a variety of demographic, economic, and geospatial data sets. In this presentation, I will discuss several relatively new products that combine data to improve access to and utility of statistical and geospatial data as well as what is on the horizon for data access and dissemination. Combining data across datasets, however, has presented challenges due to different geographic concepts and definitions, different universes, and different vintages. I will discuss some of the challenges we have encountered as well as efforts to address those challenges.

Moderators
avatar for Martin Catala

Martin Catala

Research Faculty, Center for Urban Transportation Research -- University of South Florida
I have a lot of experience using GIS and database solutions to improve how public transportation operates. I use these tools to analyze patterns and trends within the public transportation field and work to develop innovative performance measures for public transportation. I frequently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ratcliffe

Michael Ratcliffe

Asst. Division Chief, Geographic Standards, Criteria, Research, and Quality, Geography Division - U.S. Census Bureau
Michael Ratcliffe is Assistant Division Chief for Geographic Standards, Criteria, Research, and Quality in the Census Bureau’s Geography Division, where he is responsible for geographic area concepts and criteria, address and geospatial data quality, and research activities. During... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005
 
Friday, September 8
 

1:30pm

Closing Keynote Address: Creating the National Transit Map How we are Leveraging Standards and Open Data for a New National Geospatial Asset
Creating the National Transit Map How we are Leveraging Standards and Open Data for a New National Geospatial Asset
Keynote Speaker: Derald Dudley, Geographer, US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Washington, DC 

A perfect wrap-up for the GIS in Transit Conference! 

The creation of the GTFS data standard and technological advances, that now allow local transit agencies to electronically publish this detailed information on bus and rail routes, stops and time tables in a machine readable format, provided a new opportunity for USDOT.

The National Transit Map takes advantage of this by leveraging data that transit agencies already make available to the public and combining this voluntarily provided GTFS data into one data set.  

Transit agencies that are already providing this information as open data are able to participate with little effort by registering their data and granting the USDOT a Creative Commons license to access and use the agency's transit data periodically.  The result puts accurate data about the nation transportation system, such as the location of transit stops, frequency of transit service, and transit routes into the hands of stakeholders. This project will also help educate transit agencies who do not currently use GTFS about its benefits to researchers, private software developers, and the riding public.

 


Moderators
avatar for Martin Catala

Martin Catala

Research Faculty, Center for Urban Transportation Research -- University of South Florida
I have a lot of experience using GIS and database solutions to improve how public transportation operates. I use these tools to analyze patterns and trends within the public transportation field and work to develop innovative performance measures for public transportation. I frequently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Derald Dudley

Derald Dudley

Geographer, US Department of Transportation/Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Friday September 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005