Jeff Quackenbush, HOCTS, Chair
Jason Deshaies, SMTC, Co-Chair
Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, has become part of the planners' lexicon. It provides a platform to analyze and display data and information spatially. A broad range of data elements are used by planners: land use and natural features, roadway networks and their attributes, transit networks and their attributes, crash records, forecasts from travel demand models, and more.
The GIS Working Group is a profession network for planners and technicians in MPOs and New York State DOT who create and use GIS based information.
GIS Working Group Goals
Knowledge Transfer: Conduct in-person meetings as the primary means for sharing practices and information on opportunities.
Data Collection and Assessment: Identify, compile, and assess spatial data that is useful to MPOs and their member agencies and, to the extent practical, partner organizations.
Coordination: Utilize the group as a forum for coordination with partner organizations to obtain and share data and practices.
Software: Ensure to the greatest extent practical that GIS software applications are consistent across the MPOs in New York State.
Training: Identify training opportunities to improve the technical capabilities of MPO staff.
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